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The Rev. W. S. CROCKETT, Minister of Tweedsmuir, Convener and General Editor. 

The Plight Rev. Professor JAMKS COOPER, D.D., D.Litt., D.C.L. 


FRANCIS JAMES GRANT, W.S., Lyon Clerk and Rothesay Herald. 

The Rev. Professor JAMES MACKINNON, Ph.D., D.T). 


Sir JAMES BALFOUI; PAUL, C.V.O., LL.D., Lord Lyon King-of-Arms. 

Tlie Rev. STEPHEN REE, B.D. 

The Rev. JAMES SMITH, R.I). 

The Rev. ROBERT W. WEIR, D.I). 


The Very Rev. Sir JOUN HERKLESS, D.D., 
Principal of the University of St 

The Very Rev. DAVID PAUL, LL.D., Edin 

The Rev. JAMES BREBNER, D.D., Forgue 
The Rev. THOMAS BURNS, D.D., Edinburgh 
The Rev. W. W. COATS, D.D., Brechin 


The Rev. J. KING HEWISON, D.D., Rothesay 
The Rev. J. MITCHELL, D.D., Mauchline 
The Rev. ROBERT PRYDE, D.T)., Glasgow 
The Rev. G. WALKER, D.D., Edinburgh 
The Rev. J. R. AITKEN, M.A., Edinburgh 
The Rev. WILLIAM AULD, B.D., Carnock 
The Rev. JAMES W. BLAKE, M.A., Temple 
The Rev. JOHN BURLEIGH, Ednani 
The Rev. ANDREW BURNS, Fenwick 
The Rev. J. A. CAMERON, B.D., Legerwood 
The Rev. A. J. CAMPBELL. B.A., Glasgow 
The Rev. J. T. Cox, B.D., Dyce 
The Rev. A. A. DUNCAN, B.D., Auchterless 

The Rev. J. E. GILLESPIE, Kirkgunzeon 
The Rev. A. H. GILLIESON, B.D., Olrig 



The Rev. GEO. D. HUTTON, M.A., B.Sc., 

The Rev. J. F. LEISIIMAN, M.A., Linton 
The Rev. A. J. MACDONALD, Killearnan 
The Rev. A. M. MACGREGOR, Lochryan 
The Rev. R. D.MACKENZIE, B.D., Kilbarchan 
The Rev. JOHN MUIR, B.D., Tester 
The Rev. J. MUIRIIEAD, B.D., Avendale 
The Rev. J. W. MURRAY, B.A.(Oxon.), Manor 
The Rev. W. H. PORTER, Cults, Pitlessie 

The Rev. HARRY SMITH, M.A., Old Kil- 


The Rev. W. STEPHEN, B.D., Inverkeithing 


The Rev. WM. WILSON, M.A., Trossachs 
C. E. W. MACPHERSON, Esq., C.A., Edin. 
THOMAS REID, Esq., M.A., Lanark 
J. H. STEVENSON, Esq., Advocate, Edin. 








Revised and continued to the Present Time under the Superintendence 
of a Committee appointed by the General Assembly 









DELAY in the publication of the second volume oi the Fa.Kfi is almost 
entirely owing to the abnormal conditions occasioned by the War. 
During the past year, although most oi the work was in type, 
advantage has been taken to incorporate a considerable amount of fresh 
information, and this has been continued to the date of issue. 

The Editorial Committee desire to acknowledge dee}) indebtedness 
to Clerks of the different Presbyteries, for much valued aid in the 
preparation of this volume. The Committee have received assistance 
also from a multiplicity of sources which it would be invidious indeed 
impossible to detail. Every exertion has been made to render the 
work as complete and as accurate as possible. 

2lst April 1917. 


ABBREVIATIONS ... ... viii 


I. Presbytery of Duns ..... 1 
II. Presbytery of Chirnside . . . . .30 

III. Presbytery of Kelso . 08 

IV. Presbytery of Jedburgh . . . . <)S 
V. Presbytery of Earlston, sometime called Lander . . 146 

VI. Presbytery of Selkirk, formerly Melrose . . . 108 


I. Presbytery of Lochmaben ..... 109 

II. Presbytery of Langholm ..... 228 

III. Presbytery of Annan, formerly Middlebie . . . 241 

IV. Presbytery of Dumfries . . . 258 
V. Presbytery of Penpont, formerly Sanquhar . . 809 


I. Presbytery of Stranraer ..... 830 

II. Presbytery of Wigtown ..... 859 

III. Presbytery of Kirkcudbright .... 385 



















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THE Synod Kecords from April 16M9 to April 1661, in three volumes, and a 
volume from July 1690 to October 1707, were destroyed at the burning 
of the manse of Morebattle, 8th Jan. 1727. The Kecords are complete 
from 6th April 1708. 


[Proposed to be erected by the (General Assembly, 1581. The Register commences 
8th Xov. 1659, and is continued to the present time, with blanks from 24th July 1660 to 
7th May 1661, 31st July 1688 to 15th Sept. 1690, 21st Aug. 1733 to 14th April 1735, and 
6th Oct. 1749 to 6th March 1770. From 7th Aug. 1690 to 19th Oct. 1698 this Presbytery 
was united to that of Chirnside. Each I resbytery has a copy of the minutes of this 
period. The parish of Hilton was in this Presbytery from 22nd Oct. 1707 to 1719.] 


[These two parishes were united .soon 
after the Reformation. Abbey St Bathans 
is named from its patron, Saint Bathan, 
second Abbot of lona. There being a 
better known church of St Bathan at 
Yester, this one came to be called Abbey 
St Bathans, i.e. St Bathans belonging to 
the Abbey of Dryburgh, which had ex 
tensive possessions in the neighbourhood. 
St Bathan s Well was near the church. 
Towards the end of the thirteenth century, 
Ada, Countess of Dunbar, a natural daughter 
of William the Lion, founded here a priory 
of Cistercian nuns, dedicated to St Mary. 
Strafentain, called also Trefontaine, was 
evidently dedicated to St Fintan. Its two 
names are formed from his, with the Cymric 
words Ystred and tref, both meaning hamlet 
(Ystred Fintain ; Tref Fintain). In 1450 
Strafontain was made a prebend of the 


Collegiate Church of St Mary at Dunglass. 
Xear the church of Strafontain was founded 
in 1218 the hospital of Godscroft.] 

1567 1567. 

1574 in 1574. 


Whittingehame and Tynninghame 
in 1570 ; min. at Cranshaws in 
1572 ; trans, to Ellem in 1585 ; trans, and 
adm. in 1591 : on 7th May 1608 he granted 
a discharge to John llenton of Billie for 34s., 
being four terms rent for the Nunmeadow 
of Billie at St Bathans, [Reg. Assiy.; Milne 
Home J/,S ,S ., 189.] 

1624 M.A. (Edinburgh, 1st Aug. 1590); 
min. of Ellem in 1596 ; trans, to 
Bunkle in 1599, but again at Ellem in 1607. 
He was trans, to this charge by 1624, and 
died in April 1628, aged about 58. His 


widow raised an action against his successor 
as to the aim, when the Lords found, 16th 
-Tune 1(529, "that the late niin. having died 
before the term, no part of the stipend was 
due for that year, and could not be claimed 
by his relict and bairns but as ann and no 
otherwise, and that they should seek nothing 
of crop 1(529."- -[Mat. Reports, 1627 ; Durie s 
Dec. ; Morison s Diet. ; Reg. Sec. Ki<j.~\ 

THOMAS SWINTON, M.A. ; prcs. by 

1628 ^ nar l cs I- 31st ^ av 1628, and adm. 

soon after ; trans, to Edrom in 1649. 

GEORGE POLLOK, M.A. ; min. in 
1650. He conformed, was pres. by 
Charles II. 4th, and coll. 20th Oct. 

1662 ; trans, to Cockburnspath 2nd Nov. 


JAMES COCKBURN, son of Henry C., 
min. of Channelkirk ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, May 1653) ; licen. by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 5th Nov. 1662 ; pres. 
by Charles II. 17th Feb., ord. and coll. 
22nd April, adm. and inst. 26th May, all 
in 1664 ; trans, to Pencaitland after 21st 
May 1674. [Min. -book Reg. Sec. 8ig., v. ; 
Apology for the Clergy. J 

JAMES DUNBAR, grandson of Alex- 
- 75 ander I), of Boath ; M.A. (King s 
College, Aberdeen, 1647) ; chaplain 
to the Laird of Innes in 1651 ; tutor to the 
Master of Duffus ; licen. by Presb. of Elgin 
29th Aug. 1655 ; became min. of Watten 
before 1658 ; of Mertoun after 1667 ; pres. 
by Charles II. 16th Sept. 1674 ; adm. 12th 
Jan. 1675 ; deprived for refusing the Test 
in 1681 ; died at Edinburgh, 17th March 
1684, aged about 65. He marr. (1) Kathe- 
rine Brodie, and had issue Alexander, 
W.S., 1682; Mary (marr. 6th June 1703, 
David, son of William Monro of Cul- 
craigie) : (2) Lilias Monro (buried in Grey- 
friars, 7th Aug. 1694), and had issue 
Lilias, buried 1st May 1693. [Min.-book 
Reg. See. Sig., v. ; Ellcm Xess. Reg. ; Edin. 
Mar. Reg. ; Gret/friars llurials ; Geneal. of 
D unbar ; Gen. Reg. Sas., xvi.] 

ROBERT BOWMAKER, probably son 

1682 ^ J ames -B., portioner of Hutton : 

M.A. (Edinburgh 1675); pres. by 

Charles II. 17th Feb., and adm. 1st June 

1682. He did not take the oath to the 
Government, but was allowed to continue 
after the Revolution, and died 29th May 
1697, aged about 42. [Min.-book Reg. Sec. 
,%., v. ; Old Dec., i. ; MS. Ace. of M/ n,, 

GEORGE HOME, M.A, (Glasgow, 18th 
July 1672) ; entered the Divinity 
Hall there, 13th Oct. 1692 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kelso 23rd Jan. 1694; ord. to 
Selkirk 25th Sept. 1694 ; trans, and adm. 
28th Feb. 1699 ; died 22nd Sept, 1705, aged 
about 54. He marr. Jean Hamilton, who 
died 22nd Dec. 1719, aged 64, and had 
issue Ninian. His widow left 1000 merks 
" for maintaining a schoolmaster in this 
place." [Lander Tests. ; Tombst. ; Boston s 

GEORGE HUME of Abbey St Bathans, 
1707 probably son of George H. of the 
same (who died July 1693), and his 
wife, a daugh. of Patrick Hepburn of Nun- 
raw ;. M.A. (Edinburgh 1683); licen. by 
United Presb. 28th May 1691 ; called to 
Ayton 18th Sept., and ord. 23rd Oct. 1694. 
In March 1698 he was called to Abbey St 
Bathans, but this was departed from. He 
was again called 18th July 1706; adm. 
7th Jan. 1707 ; died March 1718, aged 
about 55. He marr. Jan. 1700, Rebecca 
Pow, who survived him, and had issue 
John, min. of Greenlaw ; Sophia ; Jane. 
[Lander Tests. ; Boston s Memoirs,] 

JAMES HALL, M.A. (Edinburgh, llth 
1719 ^ a y 1^04) > licen. by dissenting mins. 
in England in 1714, and ord. by them 
in 1715 min. of a Presbyterian congregation 
there ; had a testimonial from Presb. of 
Edinburgh in Feb. 1717 ; pres. by the 
Presb. jure devoluto, and adm. 28th July 
1719 ; suspended for having a penny 
wedding in his house, which gave great 
scandal to the neighbourhood, but was 
restored 6th July 1731; died 19th July 
1754. He marr. Margaret Johnston, Abbey 
St Bathans, who died 20th May 1787, and 
had issue John ; George ; Janet ; Mar 
garet ; James ; Jean ; Marion (marr., pro. 
13th Aug. 1752, John Brodie, farmer, Old- 
hamstocks). [Tombst. ; Edin. Mar. Reg.] 



ALEXANDER HUME, ord. 9th May 
1755 ; trans, to Polwarth 30th Nov. 




ADAM MURRAY, trans, from the Low 

175g Meeting, Berwick-on-Tweed ; pres. 

by George II. 6th Dec. 1758 ; adm. 

10th May 1759; trans, to Eccles 10th 

March 1774. 

JOHN SKED, Keen, by Presb. of Kelso 
1774 4th Oct. 1763: pres. by George III. 
30th March, and ord. 24th Aug. 1774 ; 
died 23rd Jan. 1813, aged 76. To eke out 
his scanty living he is said to have made a 
basket each day ; and a local poem tells how 
once he lost count of the days, and was 
found busy at his work on Sunday. He 
marr. 9th Feb. 1790, Margaret Renton, who 
died 16th Feb. 1796, and had issue- 
Margaret, born 9th Feb. 1791 ; William, 
born 21st Sept. 1792. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Mat. Ace., xii.). 

Duns, 1752, schoolmaster at Edrom 
from 1778 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Chirnside 31st March 1789; ord. Aug. 1790 
min. of the Presbyterian congregation at 
Kirkley, Northumberland ; trans, to Presby 
terian Church at Wigton, Cumberland ; pres. 
by George III. 16th March, and adm. 3rd 
Aug. 1813 ; died unmarr. 23rd Oct. 1822. 

JOHN WALLACE, son of a leather 
1823 manu f a cturer in Dysart, Fife, and 
brother of William W., LL.D., Pro 
fessor of Mathematics in the Univ. of Edin 
burgh; licen. by Presb. of Perth 30th March 
1814 ; pres. by George IV. Nov. 1822, 
and ord. 26th June 1823. Joined Free 
Church in 1843 ; mathematical tutor in 
Free Church College, Edinburgh, 1844-55 ; 
died 2nd Nov. 1866. He marr. llth March 
1825, Christina Young, Edinburgh, and 
had issue Alexander William, M.D., born 
18th Feb. 1827. Publication Account of 
the Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace., ii.). 

THOMAS DAVIDSON, born 20th May 

1843 1815) son ^ Alexander D., min. of 

Slamannan ; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow; 

ord. 28th Sept. 1843 ; died 27th Feb. 1873. 
He marr. 22nd Feb. 1848, Henrietta (died 
26th Dec. 1906), daugli. of William Proud- 
foot, min. of Avendale, and had issue 
Alexander, banker, South Africa, born 21st 
Jan. 1849 ; Henrietta Forrester, born 3rd 
Aug. 1851 (marr. 1st June 1875, Robert Roy 
MacGregor, I.S.O., Secretary of the Con 
gested Districts Board for Scotland), died 
8th Sept. 1906; William Proudfoot, born 
18th Sept. 1853, died in Queensland, 29th 
Dec. 1914; Christina Simson, born 10th Jan. 
1856 (marr. 6th June 1887, William Lelean, 
land agent, Surrey) ; Robert Forrester 
Proudfoot, born 13th Feb. 1858 ; David 
Thomas, born 2nd May 1860, accidentally 
killed at Burntisland on a vessel of which 
he was captain, 9th Dec. 1889; George, 
born 2nd Aug. 1863, died 1865. 

PETER CHRISTIE, born Perth ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Perth ; assistant at 
Keir and at Channelkirk ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria; ord. 5th Sept. 1873; res. 16th May 
1902; died at Corstorphine, 20th April 
1905. He marr. 26th Nov. 1874, Agnes 
(died s.jt. 21st May 1910), daugh. of Thomas 
Cuthill, Hamilton. He is referred to in 
Thomas Carlyle ; s Letters as "the little 
curate." Publications Translated Meyer s 
Commentary on the New Testament : tit 
Matthew, 2 vols. (Clark s Foreign Theological 
Library; Edinburgh, 1877-89); Schiirer s 
History of the Jews, Division II., vols. i., ii. 
(Edinburgh, 1885); KeiFs Manual of Biblical 
Arc/twoloy//, vol. i. (Edinburgh, 1887). 

WALTER STRANG, M.A. ; ord. 27th 

1902 Sept> 1902 ; trans - to Wilton Ghapel, 
Glasgow, 12th Jan. 1910. 

1910 ^ ( - lillljU1 o ll > 30th March 1869, son of 
Lindsay B., teacher, Forgandenny ; 
educated at Univs. of Glasgow and Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 1900 ; 
assistant at Forteviot, Arbroath, Kilsyth, 
Abernethy ; ord. to Scots Church, Tweed- 
mouth, 24th Oct. 1907 ; trans, and adm. 
12th May 1910. Marr. 17th Dec. 1907, Alice 
Jessie Chalmers, and has issue William 
Cow Lindsay, born 28th June 1908; Con- 



stance Emelia Rosa I ) : ( Hiveira, liorn 2*th 
.lane WO .), Leonard Douglas Graham 
Murray, l>orn 4th .March 1911 ; Catherine 
Jane Liddle (low Wilson, bom 1st March 


(These parishes were united by the I resb. 
and l>y direction ot Parliament in 1021. 
Both belonged to the Bishopric of Dun- 
keld, and Bunkle was a mensal church of 
the Bishop. In 1060 the choir was in ruins, 
and no communion service could be held. 
Bunkle Church was used for service till the 
Synod of Dunkeld ordered service to be 
held only at Preston, which order was 
ratified by the Commissioners of Teinds 
on 10th February lOGit. The people- of 
Bunkle refused to go to Preston, and at 
tended conventicles: in 1088 the minister 
preached alternately in the two churches. 
.In 1718, after an extensive repair, Bunkle 
Church was recognised as that of the parish. 
It was entirely rebuilt in 1820. A small 
semicircular Norman apse marks the site 
of the ancient building, believed to be of 
the twelfth century. 

Preston Church was built apparently in 
the thirteenth century, but fell into ruin 
after 1718. In 1071 the minister was ordered 
to hasten the completion of the church. 
In 1683 the windows were ordered to be 
"glassed." It is said that the bell of the 
church was thrown into a pool in the 
Blackadder by the people when they 
rabbled Nieolson in 1089.] 

JOHN BLACK [BLAKE], exhorter in 
1567 1567. 

WILLIAM SINCLAIR, reader from 1574 
1674 * ^titi ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. 12th March 1582. In 1585 
he had Preston also in charge ; removed 
there in 1590, but returned in 1597. He 
officiated at Preston up to 1016. [Calder- 
wood s Jllst., iv. 604 ; KW/v,,/ J//.W/.] 

GEORGE REDPATH, M.A. ; trans, from 
Ellem and adm. in 1599 ; re trans, to 


Ellem in 1007. [!!,. ,-lxx/;/.] 

MATTHEW CARRAIL, min. in 160 
1607 trans, to Edrom in 1612. 


-JOHN OA1TTIS [G ALT], probably son 

^ l^rick ^- nun> f ^ uns : min. in 
1614. On 30th Aug. 1640, he was in 
the Castle of Dunglass, with the soldiers 
under Thomas, Earl of Haddington, who were 
guarding the communications of General 
David Leslie, and the Scottish troops serving 
in England against Charles I. According to 
Scotstarvet, the powder magazine was wil 
fully fired by an English page boy, the com 
mander, Gait, and about sixty-six others 
being killed and thirty-three injured. He 
marr. Agnes, daugh. of Patrick Cockburn 
of Hlast Borthwick, and had issue Isabel 
(marr. William Measser, advocate). [AV;/. 
Axxt /. : Balfour s Hist. ]] </>:* ; Stevenson s 
Ifi*t. : Lithgow s (iuxhin<i Terrr* : R<-<j. of 
D/edv, ccccxxxvi., 25th Nov. 1630 ; (1 . /, . 
IFai-ninrix, 17th April 1072.] 

ROBERT COL I) EN, M.A. (St Andrews 
1650 1^-6) ; had been a min. in Ireland, but 
was forced, through cruelty of the 
Irish rebels, to flee from that country with 
his wife and children. A collection for them 
was intimated in the Church of Dunferm- 
line, 12th March 1043. He became min. 
here in 1050, and died after 29th March 
1.004. He marr. (1) Helen Aitchison, and 
had issue Helen: (2) Anna, daugh. of 
lames Daes, min. of Earlston, and widow 
of .John Trotter in Fogo Bank, who sur 
vived him, and had issue Robert, bursar 
of the Presb. of Earlston, 1665-7 ; Alex 
ander, his successor here in 1690, after 
wards min. of Ox.\i&m.[Du)t/ermline tiess. 
J\e;/. ; Lut/n ait Sipmd, Jfa<l<H>i<jt<m ,s>xx. 
AV/. : G. A\ ItiJtil,., 1 3th May 1003: / /(> 
Session Book of Jhinklc, 1899-1900. 

GEORGE TROTTER, M.A. : pres. by 

1665 til0 curutol s ot Jam es. Marquess of 
Douglas, and adm. 25th July 1005 : 
trans, to Edrom in 1077. 


Andrews. 25th July 1671); adm. 20th 
Aug. 1078. Refusing to read the 
Proclamation of the Estates or pray for 
William and Mary, he was rabbled and the 
charge declared vacant from 6th July 1090. 



He went to Hutton, and was settled in the 
curacy of Holy Island 20th Aug. 170], 
where he died 31st Aug. 1711, aged Gf>. 
He carried off the Session Register, which 
was afterwards in the hands of a descend 
ant, Nicolson of Loanend. He marr. 29th 
Oct. 1685, Alison Hume, Gordon, and had 
issue Margaret, bapt. 30th July 1G86 ; 
Elizabeth, bapt. 14th March 1G88 (marr. 
George Nicolson of Loanend), died 1721 ; 
Janet, bapt. 2nd Feb. 1690 (marr., pro. 10th 
Dec. 1738, Robert Murdoch, merchant, Edin 
burgh). [Cordon tfess. Rc<j. : Tombst. ; J/A . 
Ace. of Min,, 1689; Eclin. Mar. Reg.: The 
Session Book of 


! pres. by the Duke of Douglas before 24th 
Dec. 1761, but owing to dispute as to right 
of patronage, not adm. till 19th Sept. 1765 ; 
died llth April 1801. He marr. 25th Jan. 
1757, Christina Margarita Bakker, a Dutch 

; lady, who died 8th Feb. 1796, aged 58, and 
had issue an only child Archibald, captain 
in 43rd Foot, born 18th Oct. 1757, died 
at Duns, 21st March 1806. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace,, 


the above Robert C. ; min. at Ennis- 
corthy, Ireland ; adm. 7th Aug. 1690: 
trans, to Duns 5th Dec. 1693. 


NIXIAN HOME, MA. ; ord. 30th July 
1696 : trans, to Sprouston 29th Nov. 


WALTER HART, son of James H., 
provost of Jedburgh ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 13th July 1695): Keen, by 
Presb. of Linlithgow 4th Feb. 1702; called 
20th Nov. 1705 : ord. 22nd Aug. 1706 ; died 
4th June 1761. In the Assembly of 1733 
he sympathised with the four Seceders, 
but took no further action. He marr. (1) 
24th Dec. 1706, Ann, daugh. of Alexander 
Daes, merchant, Edinburgh : (2) 26th April 
1732, Sarah (died 19th June 1772), daugh. 
of John Ker, surgeon, and had issue 
James, licen. by the Northumberland 
Classis, approved by the Presb. of Chirn- 
side, and became a min. at Doncaster. 
[Lander Tests.; Acts of Ass., 1747 ; 
Stevenson s Hist.] 

[JAMES BERTRAM, pres. by George 
1761 III. 16th Aug. 1761, but not settled.] 


ROBERT DOUGLAS, born Cumnock, 
1716, son of Robert D., merchant 
there ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 23rd Dec. 
1741 ; ord. by it, 5th Aug. 1747, chaplain 
to Lord Drumlanrig s Regiment in the 
service of the States General in Holland : 


JOHN CAMPBELL, born 1772, son of 
James C., Edinburgh : educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 30th April 1800: pres. by 
Archibald, Lord Douglas : ord. 18th March 
1802; died unmarr. 18th July 1818. 


Presb. of Glasgow 27th March 1805 : 
schoolmaster of Erskine ; pres. by 
Archibald, Lord Douglas, Oct. 1818; ord. 
18th March 1819. Joined Free Church 
1843 ; dep. by Free Church Presb. of Edin 
burgh ; died at Musselburgh, 27th Sept. 
1853. He man . 3rd Oct. 1809, Jane 
M Kean, who died 18th Feb. 1849, and 
had issue Jean Forrester, born 14th July 
1810 (marr. 14th April 1835, Henry Cun 
ningham Graham, W.S.), died llth Dec. 
1839 ; Agnes, born llth Aug. 1812 (marr. 
George Lawrie, surgeon, Provost of Mussel- 
burgh), died 25th Jan. 1890. Publication 
Account of the Parish (Neu> fitat. Ace.). 

JOHN DUNLOP, born Flemington, 
Ay ton, 1809, son of George D. and 
Jane Renton Gibson ; educated at 

Ayton School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

ord. 22nd Dec. 1843 ; died at Bournemouth, 

unmarr., 19th Jan. 1880. 

Glasgow, 8th Jan. 1853, son of Hugh 
Mair and Marion Young Ronald, and 
nephew of John Mair, D.D., min. of South- 
dean ; educated at High School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 
4th July 1877 ; ord. to Heatherlie Church, 
Selkirk, 10th Jan. 1878 ; trans, and adm. 
(assistant and successor) 8th Jan. 1880. 




Marr. Mth July 1880, Jane, daugh. of 
Dr Thomas Miller and Jane Barclay, 
and has issue- Jane Barclay Miller, lorn 
Mth April 1881 (marr. 20th Aug. 1914, 
George Morton Cotton, C.A.): Minnie 
Ronald, born 19th Nov. 1882; Lilian, 
born 9th March 1885 (marr. 14th July 
1910, William Stewart Rutherford, solicitor, 
I aris). Publications 7 J /? Elocution 
(London, 1880); Rupert Hor-ncHffSs Mis 
sion. (Glasgow, 1890); Rrmli Your Boots, 
Sir? (Glasgow, 1890); /fan-;/ Jefre;/, tin 
Sc</>tic (Glasgow, 1891); Lac/iie Wulson s 
\Vandi-i-iin_i Wit /i, iJ Worldly \Vixdnm 
(Leicester, 1903). 


[The church was dedicated to St Ninian. 
A new building was erected in 1739, at a 
considerable distance from the older site. 
This church was restored in 1900. A 
sculptured coat of the royal arms transferred 
from the earlier edifice was placed there 
probably because the Crown had anciently 
patrimonial rights in the parish.] 

NICOL BUDDIE, reader in 1507; re- 
1567 lnovc<1 " to Abbey St Bathans in 


1572 Tynninghame and Whittingchame in 

1570; adm. in 1572; in 1574 Ellem 

and Abbey St Bathans were also in his 

charge ; removed to Ellem before 1585. 

ALKXAXDKi: S \VIXTOX of Greenrig, 
1593 I N ^Hv son of John S., sixteenth 
of Swinton ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 12th 
Aug. 1592) ; pres. by James VI. before 2nd 
June 1593; died before 21st Feb. 1595. 
\_Rfi.l. Ass i</.] 

JOHN HEPBURN, M.A., one of the 

1596 ()1 i illil1 students at the Univ. of 
Edinburgh; min. of Glenholm 12th 
May 1592; trans, to Mertoun 1594; pres. 
by James VI. 21st Feb. 1595, and adm. in 
1590; the presentation was renewed 13th 
Feb. 1597. In 1007 he was sent to Black 
ness Castle for defying the Privy Council. 
He was still min. ;in 1611. [TtV/. Assiy. ; 
/ // // Council TiV/., viii., 12.] 


1615 lf " 03 ) : mm - m 1015; he was pres. 

to vicarage of Coldingham by James 

VI. before 10th April 1015, but continued 

here, and was a member of Assembly in 

1045. The charge was vacant in Oct. 1052. 

-[AVf/. ,sVr. A A/. : Mat. Reports, 1027 ; Arts 

of Ass.] 

JOHN FOORD was on the Exercise at 
1655 Chirnside, and had a testimonial to 
Presb. of Haddington 10th May 
1037 ; min. here in 1055. He conformed, 
and was coll. 17th Aug. 1003 ; died between 
18th Aug. and Nov. 1074. He marr. 8th 
April 1062, Helen Swinton, Haddington, 
and had issue John ; Robert ; Alexander ; 
William : Margaret. [Haddinyton Sets. 
Re<i. ; Lander Tests. ; Rerj. Coll at.] 

JOHN SWINTON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1674 18th July 1664); licen. by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 26th March 
1005 ; ord. to Wamphray 14th Dec. 1665 ; 
trans, and adm. 21st Oct. 1674; died 
between 25th March 1706 and 5th Sept. 
1710. He marr. Katherine (died in Edin 
burgh, 25th Aug. 1719), second daugh. of 
George Gray, town clerk of Haddington, 
and had issue John ; Helen (marr. 30th 
Nov. 1709, James Gray, merchant, Edin 
burgh); Jean (marr., pro. 23rd May 1714, 
George Syme, slater, Canongate) ; and a 
daugh. (marr. Kirkwood). [Ren. 

Col/at. ; Haddinr/ton Presb. and Test. Re/js. ; 
El/em Session Retj.; J/,S . Ace. of Min.] Rule s 
Sec. Vindication; (, . R. Sas., xxxiii., 240.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1706 28th June 1697 ); chaplain to Sir 
John Swinton of that ilk in 1700; 
licen. by Presb. of Chirnside 4th Nov! 
1701 ; called 8th Nov. 1705 ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 28th March 1706 ; died 16th 
Jan. 1759, aged 83. He marr. 12th June 
1707, Elizabeth Craig, North Berwick, 
and had issue. [A . Berwick Sess. Reg. 
Lauder Tests.] 

RICHARD SCOTT, ord. 20th Sept. 
1759 1759 : trans, to Ewes 17th Sept. 1761. 




RALPH DRUMMOND, licen. by Presb. 

of Edinburgh 25th March 1761 ; ord. 

6th May 1762 ; died 20th March 
1784, aged 65. He marr. before 1754, 
Jean Trail, who died 21st July 1797, and 
had issue Elizabeth, born 9th Oct. 1754, 
died at Edinburgh, 10th July 1828 ; John, 
born 16th Nov. 1755 ; Jean, born 22nd July 
1757, died 30th Aug. 1769; George, his 
successor; Isobel, born 16th Aug. 1763, 
died young. 

GEORGE DRUMMOND, son of pre 
ceding; pres. by Charles Watson of 
Saughton and Cranshaws in 1784 ; 

ord. 3rd May 1785 ; trans, to Mordington 

20th April 1792. 

Charles Watson of Saughton and 
Cranshaws; ord. 27th Sept. 1792; 
trans, to Moffat 15th Feb. 1801. 


DAVID TOD [TODD], M.A., a native 
of Portmoak ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcaldy 24th Nov. 1779 ; went to London 
in 1788 as assistant to John Patrick, D.D., 
min. of Peter Street Presbyterian Church, 
Soho, and was ord. by the Scots Presb. 
there, 3rd Feb. 1790, as colleague and suc 
cessor. He res. that position in 1794. He 
was presented by Charles AVatson of Saugh 
ton and Cranshaws, and adin. to this charge 
24th Sept. 1801 ; died 18th Feb. 1813. He 
marr. 18th June 1807, Elizabeth Thomson, 
who died 27th Nov. 1857, and had issue 
Isobel, born 5th May 1808; Robert, born 
1st Jan. 1811; Janet, born 26th Jan. 1813. 
[Wilson s Dissenting Churches, iv. ; P>lack s 
The Scots Churches in England, 229.] 

July 1787, eldest son of William S., 
D.D., min. of Hacklington ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 20th Oct. 1812 ; pres. by James 
Watson of Saughton and Cranshaws, and 
ord. 23rd Sept. 1813 ; died 3rd March 1853. 
He marr. 9th June 1847, Margaret Ann 
(died 19th April 1903), daugh. of William 
Anderson, Longformacus, and Ann Philips, 
and had issue John Hope Knox, banker, 
Edinburgh, born 27th July 1848, died 12th 

April 1875; Wilhelmina, born 24th July 
1851 (marr. 23rd Dec. 1892, John Dodds, 
schoolmaster of Bowden) ; James Hope 
(posthumous), born 16th Aug. 1853, died 
25th March 1856. Publication Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., ii.). 

23rd Sept, 1853; trans, to Oldham- 
stocks 23rd March 1876. 

JAMES FORBES, trans, from Milton, 
Kirkcaldy, and adm. 7th Sept. 1876; 
trans, to Cults, Fife, 4th July 1879. 

Prestonpans 1st Sept. 1845, son of 
Andrew S. and Christian Kent ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; MA. (1873) ; 
missionary at Newcraighall ; assistant at 
Newington, Edinburgh ; ord. 13th Nov. 
1879; died 14th July 1914. He marr. 9th Nov. 

1885, Mary Ann, daugh. of Robert Pringle, 
schoolmaster, Cranshaws, and had issue 
Andrew Robert Bridges, born 6th Dec. 

1886, died llth Aug. 1906 ; Robert Bridges, 
born 14th July 1888; Jane Alston Hum 
phry, born 15th April 1890; Mary 
Christian Kent, born 6th July 1893; 
Christian Kent, born llth Jan. 1896; 
Richard Humphry, born 20th April 1898; 
Donald David, born 23rd Oct. 1900. 

THOMAS GILLIESON, min. of Craig- 
millar Chapel-of-Ease (vide Vol. L, 
p. 174) ; adm. to this charge 6th Nov. 

1914. He had a son, Thomas Lindsay, born 

30th Oct. 1915. 


[Became in 1342 a prebend of the Col 
legiate Church of Dunbar, and was served 
by a vicar. The dedication is uncertain, 
but the fair day was the Monday after 
Trinity Sunday. The church demolished 
in 1790 had a burgess loft, dated 1572. It 
was proposed by the Synod, 10th July 
1611, to make Birkenside a separate charge, 
but this was not carried out. Birkenside 
is now called Chapel, and marks the site 
of a chapel dedicated to St Magdalene. It 
was formerly the kirklands of Ellem, and 
was perhaps the same as the " Bona Hospi- 
talis de Duns."] 




JO MX YOrXG, trans, tmm Xorth 
Berwick in Xov. 1508 : trans, to .led 
burgh i iid Aug. 1509. 

1569 reader. 

.IOHX P.KXXETT, min. of Ik-riot, was 
1581 I1VS- ^ ;unes ^ T I- -nil May 1581. 
On 3rd May 1582 he gave an obliga 
tion to .lames Colvill of Easter Wemyss. 
in acknowledgment of his services in pro 
viding him to the parsonage of Duns, vacant 
through the death of the last parson, Sir 
Daniel Home of Fishwick. to lease to him 
or certain others the teind sheaves and the 
kirklands of Dims. He demitted previous 
to 20th .Ian. 1582-3. and remained at 

1582 Abernethy and Abdie as min. in 1507 : 
trans, to Edrom after 1 1th June 1573, 
having also Duns, Langton, Fogo, and 
Polwarth in his charge. Transferred to 
Duns about 1582, and pres. by James VI. 
20th -lime 1582. In 1581 he and Clapper- 
ton of Coldstream were appointed to form 
a Presbytery in the Merse. He was seized 
and taken to Edinburgh by the archers of 
the guard, 25th May 158-4 : still min. 10th 
July 1011, though in "inability and auld 
age." He man 1 . Isobel Gibb, and had issue 
-Alexander, min. of Polwarth : and prob 
ably John, min. of Bunkle. [Fife Inhih., 
20th Dec. 1590 ; Jtr if . Assi ;/. : Dalkeith 
I resh. and St Ainli-eii:* Si/nod Keys.; 
Calderwood s ///.<, iv.. 72: Butler s Al-r- 
iiff/if/, 339.] 

1585 mentioned as min. of Dims in 1585. 


1585 TOX< f tllC fami y f TX of Co1 - 
grain, Dumbartonshire, and brother 
of Sir Robert D. of Montjoy, Conservator 
of the Privileges of the Scots Xation in 
the Low Countries. Three persons at this 
time, viz., Bennett, Oaittis, and Danielston, \ 
claimed to have been lawfully provided ! 
to the parsonage and vicarage of Duns. 
Danielston obtained a decreet of the Court 

of Session against the others, and the 
parishioners were ordered to pay their dues 
to him. Hi Feb. 1585-0 the parishioners com 
plained to the Court that they were being 
pursued for payment not only by Danielston, 
but by certain assignees of Robert Colvill 
of Cleish, who had a lease of the parsonage 
dues from Bennett and Gaittis. The Court 
remitted the matter to the Commissioners 
at Edinburgh for inquiries, and on 4th 
July 1587 it was settled in favour of 
Danielston. On 2nd Feb. 1587-8 he got a 
Crown charter of the kirklands of Duns, 
called Priestside, and other lands., but 
certain houses and lands called the Teind- 
hill were reserved to the minister of the 
parish. He had sasine in these lands 13th 
.Jan. 1588-9. He died between 10th Dec. 
1001, when he sold the kirklands to Sir 
George Home of Wedderburn. and 20th 
Jan. 1002, when his son William granted a 
charter of them. He ma IT. Janet Ramsay, 
and had issue William. [Re<t. Assi;i. ; 
Milne Home JAS .S ., 74, 251 : Reg. ^f<^(|. 
Xi<j.. v., 1447.] 

JAMES GAITTIS, trans, from Langton : 
1607 adm. in 1007 


about 1579, only son of John W. of 
Lathockar, Fife: M.A. (St Andrews 
1000): min. of Mutton in 1000: trans, and 
adm. in 1013. He was a member of the Perth 
Assembly in 1018; was called before the 
Court of High Commission in 1020, when 
he had a conference with Archbishop 
Spottiswood, and maintained that kneeling 
at the Communion was "contrary to its in 
stitution." He was pres. by Charles I. on 
4th May to the second prebend of Durham, 
and installed canon 7th June 1034. This 
he held in conjunction, probably the only 
instance of an English prebendal stall 
being held by a min. of the Church of 
Scotland. He died Xov. 1030. He marr. 
(1) Margaret Cockburn, and had issue 
David : (2) Janet Murray, and had issue 
Tohn, who succeeded to Lathockar ; and 
a daugh., who, being reduced to straits, 
received 3 from the session of Tester, 
10th April 1664. Publications The Chris 
tian Sijnagogue, wherein is, contayned the 




diverse Reading, the ri(/ht Poi/nting, Trans 
lation, and Collation of Scripture with 
Scripture, etc. (London, 1023: 4th ed., 
1633); The Portraiture of the Imaye of 
Cod in Man (London, 1027 : 3rd ed., 1636) : 
An Explication of the Judicial Lave* of 
Moses (London, 1632): An Explanation of 
the Ceremonial Laves of Moses (London. 
1032): An Exposition of the Mora II La<, 
or Ten Commandments, etc. (London, 1632) : 
Exercitations Divine, containing diver*- 
Questions and Solutions for the rifjht Under- 
standing of the Scriptures (London, 1634) : 
Observations, Naturoll and Mo-raff, with a 
short Treatise of the Numbers, Weight*, and 
Measures ttsed by the Ifi-brews (London, 
1636); see The Works of Mr John Weenies 
of Lathockar, 4 vols. (London, 1636). 
[E<fin. Conn<\, Iladdington, Tester Ses*., 
ami Lander Text. Regs. : Wodrou MSS., 
and MS. liio i., in. : Calderwood s Hist., 
vii. : Douglas /jaronar/e : Hutchinson s 
Durham, ii. : Diet. Nat. J>io<j.~\ 


ANDREW HOLLO, M.A., inin. in 1637 : 

was ^ e i ^ * V ^ ie ^ en- Assembly, 14tn 

Dec. 1638, "for signing a declinature 
of their authority from ignorance, he having 
been brought up in the principles of the 
Episcopal Church." On petitioning (ap 
parently on the same day), he was allowed 
to delete his signature, and declare his 
recantation in the parish church, on 
which he was reponed. "One Shepherd, 
a inin. about Dundee, came in that day, 
as the other one Bollock, inin. at Dunce, 
confessing their fault and ignorance in 
subscryving the Assembly s declinature, 
and entreating they might get leave to 
putt out their own names. It was granted 
them on assurance of their publick repent 
ance for this fault." He was again dep. 
by the Assembly in July 1649, a sentence 
which was recalled by the Synod of Perth 
and Stirling, 13th Oct. 1652, when he was 
adm. to Dunning. [Baillie s Letters ; Peter- 
kin s Records ; Acts of Ass. ; Balfour s Hist. 
Works ; Stevenson s History.] 

1Q52 from North Leith, and adm. llth 
May 1652 ; app. Archbishop of 
Glasgow 1661 (q.v.). 

1663 ^l e 8 e ) Aberdeen, 1611); min. of 
Garvock in 1615, of Ecclesgreig before 
1619, of Dundee in 1635 : coll. 5th Aug. 1663 : 
died 13th Sept. 1664, aged about 73. He 
niarr. (cont. 19th and 23rd Nov. 1616) 
Janet, daugh. of David Lindsay, min. of 
South Leith, and had issue Margaret. 
[P. C. Re<j., 3rd ser., viii., 154.] 

WILLIAM GRAY, second son of 
1666 ^ T iHiam (!., min. of Auchterless ; 
M.A. (Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1638); min. of Foulis before 10th March 
1658; adm. to Auchterless about 1660; 
coll. 1st May 1666: burgess of Aberdeen 
29th April 1668: deprived by the Privy 
Council, 3rd Sept. 1689, for failing to read 
the proclamation of the Estates and to pray 
for their Majesties William and Mary. He 
died in Oct. 1689. He marr. Ann (bapt. 
21st Aug. 1639), tenth daugh. of Sir William 
Gray of Pittendrum, and had issue John, 
Keeper of the Register of Sasines in the 
County of Berwick, and in 1724 Baron 
Bailie of Duns : William, merchant, Edin 
burgh : Margaret (marr. James Haliburton 
of Wattriebutts, in the Carse of Gowrie, son 
of George H., Bishop of Dunkeld). [Key. 
Coll. ; Lander Texts. ; Peterkin .s Constitu 
tion of thi- Church : MS. Act-, of Min., 
168!): /)></. AW. f r eii., 7338; Aberdeen Bnr- 
<jess Roil ; J//sc. New Spaldimj Club, ii., 
427 ; Fonff/ce J rexb. 


from Bunkle, and adm. 5th Dec. 
1693 : trans, to Oxnam 8th May 


[The parish was vacant for over three 
years, notwithstanding several presenta 
tions, all of which were rejected.] 


burgh, 13th July 1695); licen. by 

Presb. of Edinburgh 3rd Sept. 1701 ; 

sometime in charge of the meeting-house 

at Haddington, when the Episcopalians 

kept possession of the parish church there ; 

called 18th June, and ord. 24th Sept. 1703 ; 

died 2nd Sept, 1736, aged about 62. He 

marr. (1) 3rd Feb. 1704, Grizel, daugh. 

of Thomas Hunter, writer, Edinburgh, 




and had issue Elizabeth (marr. (1) Alex 
ander Spittall, lieut. 2nd Dragoons, and (2) 
10th Aug. 1735, David Spens, W.S.), died 
23rd June 1787 ; Jean died 2Gth Aug. 1736 ; 
(2) March 1731, Jean, daugh. of Alexander 
Trotter of Cattleshiel, Longformacus, who 
survived him, and niarr. llth Aug. 1737, 
Martin Eccles, surgeon, Edinburgh. [ Wod- 
roic J/XS . ; Laid/er Tests.] 

ROGER MOODIE, eldest son of George 
173g M., min. of Fogo ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
27th May 1719); Keen, by Presb. of 
Duns 4th Feb. 1724 ; pres. by Robert, Lord 
Blantyre (who had obtained a disposition 
of the patronage from Hay of Drumelzier, 
who did not qualify) Feb. 1737. Much 
opposition was shown by the parishioners. 
On appeal the Assembly ordered the ordi 
nation to be proceeded with, which was 
done under protection of a military force, 
15th March 1739. This led to the forma 
tion of the East or Antiburgher Church in 
the town in 1742. M. died 26th April 1748, 
aged about 47. He marr. Grace Venice 
(probably a sister of William V., Keen, by 
Presb. of Chirnside in 1708) ; she died 30th 
Dec. 1788. [Lauder Tests.] 

ADAM DICKSON, M.A. ; pres. by John 
1750 Hay of Belton, 27th Aug. 1748. In 
opposition to this presentation a call 
was given to James Lindsay, min. of Dun- 
barney, and the case was taken to the 
House of Lords. On a decision of that 
Court, the Assembly ordered D. to be ord. 
21st Sept. 1750. This was done as in the 
previous case, under the protection of the 
military. (The Relief, or South Church, 
was formed by the protesters) ; trans, to 
Whittingehame 22nd June 1769. [Morren s 
Ann. ; Council s Par. Lai 1 .] 

ROBERT BOWMAKER, born 1731; 
1769 Keen, by Presb. of Chirnside 2nd 
Aug. 1761 ; ord. with the view of pro 
ceeding to America ; adm. here 26th Sept. 
1769 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 25th April 1781) ; 
died llth March 1797. When visiting at 
Berrywell, near Duns, Robert Burns heard 
B. preach, 6th May 1787. He had selected 
a text which contained a severe denuncia 
tion of obstinate sinners. In the course of 

the sermon Burns observed Miss Ainslie (his 
host s sister) turning over the leaves of her 
Bible with much earnestness, in search of 
the text. He immediately wrote the follow 
ing lines, and handed them to her : 

" Fair maid, you need not take the hint, 

Xor idle texts pursue : 
Twas guilty sinners that he meant, 
Not angels such as you." 

Of Bowmaker, Burns writes in his diary : 
" A man of strong lungs and pretty 
judicious remark : but ill-skilled in pro 
priety, and altogether unconscious of his 
want of it." He marr. Mary Watson, who 
died at Oatfield, 20th Oct. 1816, aged 79, 
and had issue Jean, born 19th April 1768 ; 
Alexander, wine merchant, London, born 
31st July 1777. Publication Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s 8tnt. Ace., iv.). 
[Tomlst.; Wallace s Burns, ii., 103.] 

April 1766, eldest son of Andrew C., 
gardener to Lord Morton at Aber- 
dour Castle ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; Keen, by Presb. of Kelso 7th Sept. 
1790; assisted William Shiels, min. of 
Westruther, in his boarding academy there ; 
assistant at Duns ; pres. by Robert Hay of 
Drumelzier (after ascertaining the desire of 
the people), and ord. 9th Nov. 1797 ; died 
suddenly, 9th Jan. 1847. He marr. (1) 24th 
Nov. 1797, Hyndmer (died 14th Jan. 1806), 
daugh. of James Barclay, rector of the 
Grammar School, Dalkeith, and had issue 
Andrew, born 13th March 1800, died 4th 
Nov. 1825 ; George, born 14th Nov. 1804, 
died in Canada : (2) 14th Nov. 1808, Jane 
Johnston or Trotter (died 2nd Oct. 1836), 
and had issue John and James, who died 
young. Publication Account of the Parish 
(New Stat. Ace., ii.). 

1843 23rd May 1789, son of Henry R., 
merchant, Glasgow. Originally bred 
to the law, and adm. W.S. 1811. Conducted 
the Marchmont case before the House of 
Lords. Licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 7th 
July 1829 ; ord. min. of Longformacus 6th 
Sept. 1830 ; trans, to this parish, and adm. 
(assistant and successor) 19th Oct. 1843; 
died 15th April 1862. He marr. (1) 2nd 




Oct. 1818, Agnes (died 22nd Feb. 1824), 
daugh. of Archibald Gilchrist, merchant, 
Edinburgh, and had issue Henry, at the 
English Bar, born 4th May 1819 : (2) 29th 
Nov. 1831, Elizabeth (died 27th April 1885), 
daugh. of John Home of Stirkoke, and had 
issue Elizabeth, born 22nd March 1834, 
died unmarr. 2nd Sept. 1916; John, 
Geelong, Victoria, born 18th Feb. 1836; 
William, planter in Tirhoot, India, born 
8th May 1838 ; James, planter in Assam, 
born 28th Dec. 1840. Publication Account 
of the Parish (New Xtat. Ace., ii.). 


JOHN MACLEOD, B.A. ; trans, from 
Newton-on-Ayr, and adm. 18th Sept. 
trang _ to (jj ovan 7th Jan. 1875. 


ROBERT STEWART, M.A.,B.D.; trans. 
from Skehnorlie, and adm. 19th Aug. 
1875 : trans, to North Leith 4th Oct. 


WILLIAM MEN7JES, born 14th Aug. 
1837, eldest son of Robert M., D.D., 
1878 min. of Hoddom ; educated at Edin 
burgh Academy and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Annan ; app. to Kilmun 
1862 ; ord. to Second Charge, Ayr, 7th 
May 1863 ; trans, to Gladsmuir 20th July 
1871 ; trans, to Innerleithen 13th Jan. 
1876 ; trans, and adm. 21st March 1878 ; 
died 13th Sept, 1881. He marr. 30th June 
1862, Helen (died 29th Jan. 1885), daugh. 
of John Clark, D.D., min. of Dunoon, and 
had issue Robert William, merchant, 
born 1st April 1864, died in London, 3rd 
Sept. 1915 : Margaret Helen, born 29th 
Nov. 1866; John Clark, born 26th Aug. 
1869, died 10th Aug. 1872 ; James Morris, 
M.B., C.M., born 17th Nov. 1871 ; Joanna 
Clark, born 4th Oct. 1873, died 22nd Oct. 
1887 ; Edward Gordon Dewar, M.B., C.M., 
born 17th Aug. 1876 ; Catherine Cowan, 
born 6th July 1879, died 3rd Nov. 1890. 


Tannadice, 13th Feb. 1849, son of 
William H., schoolmaster, and 
Margaret Barren ; educated at Montrose 
Academy and Aberdeen Univ. ; M.A. 
(1868) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 1871 ; 
assistant at St Mark s, Dundee, and East 
Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. to Lumphanan 12th 

Feb. 1875 ; trans, and adm. 5th May 1882 ; 
died 24th Sept. 1906. He marr. 12th April 
1883, Florence Elizabeth, daugh. of Hugh 
Fenton, Aston Hall, Hawarden, Flintshire, 
and had issue Vere Fenton, Adelaide, 
South Australia, born 15th May 1889 ; 
Agnes Govan, hospital nurse, born 27th 
July 1890 ; Arthur Terrant Ashby, born 
13th Aug. 1892 ; James Herbert Grassland, 
lieut. 8th Durham Light Infantry, born 25th 
June 1894, died of wounds in France, 24th 
Jan. 1916 ; Sidney William Barron, born 
15th Feb. 1896 ; Francis, Edgar, and Cons 
tance, who all died young. 


Whangerai, New Zealand, Kith May 
1871, son of John W., min. of Glen- 
buck ; educated at Glasgow High School 
and Univ.; M.A. (1895); licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 1895 ; ord. to Patna 14th May 1896 ; 
trans, and adm. 15th March 1907. Marr. 
14th Aug. 1907, Margaret Rachel, daugh. 
of William Kilpatrick, and has issue John 
Ewing, born 16th March 1911. 


[Built in 1839 as an extension church, 
George Buchan of Kelloe being one of its 
chief promoters. In 1843 the minister and 
all his congregation joined the Free Church, 
retaining the building as their property.] 

WILLIAM COUSIN, born 29th Oct. 
1812 ; son of John C., builder, Edin 
burgh (descended from a Huguenot 
family, members of which left France at 
the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes), 
and Isabella Paterson ; educated at Edin 
burgh Academy and Univ. ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh ; ord. 20th March 
1840. Joined the Free Church, and be 
came min. of Duns Free Church, 1843 ; 
of Scots Church, Brompton, London, 1844 ; 
of Free Church, Irvine, 1850 ; of Free 
Church, Melrose, 1859 ; died 1st Aug. 1883. 
He marr. 1847, Anne Ross (born 27th April 
1824, died 6th Dec. 1906), only child of 
David Ross Cundell, M.D., Leith, and Anne 
Parker. She was widely known as authoress 
of " The Sands of Time are Sinking," and 
other hymns (vide Immanvel s Land and 



at ln-r y/m-.s), and had issue John William, 
author of A Short .liioyrnphical Dictionar;/ 
<>f Kmjl itli Lif< ,-<tti<r< ,l)OYT\ 13th Felt. isj(t, 
died 17th Dee. 1910 : David Ross, born 5th 
Sept. 1851 : Anne Parker, born :>th Jan. 
1854; George, born 13tli Get. 1858, died 
22nd Oct. 1880: William Victor, fruit 
t armiT. born iith Nov. I860: Isabella Wil- 
helinina, born 3rd Aug. 1864 (marr. 18th 
Dec. 188!), James Macdonald, W.S.), died 
.May 1890. 


[Prior to 12-18 the church was dedicated 
to St Cnthbert, but on 4th Oct. of that 
year Bishop David de Bernham consecrated 
i new church in honour of St Andrew. 
This was rebuilt and enlarged in 1774. 
The parish was divided of old into four 
parts, called the Quarters of Eccles. St 
Andrew s Quarter in the west, was attached 
to the parish church. The others were 
connected with the chapels of St John, on 
the north at Mersington : Our Lady, on 
the east at the Chapel Knowe of Leitholm ; 
and St Magdalene on the south at Birg- 
hain, where the graveyard has remained. 
In the seventeenth century the Indulged 
Presbyterians used the ancient chapel of 
St John at Mersington. A priory of Cis 
tercian nuns, dedicated to St Mary, was 
founded at Eccles in 1156 by Gospatrick, 
third Earl of Dunbar. It was burned down 
by the Earl of Hertford in 1545, and was 
not restored. Some remains of it can be 
seen at Eccles House. A tall wheel-headed 
cross stands in the vicinity of Crosshall 

ROBERT FRENCH, probably seventh 
1567 son f Robert F. of Thornydykes ; 
min. in 1567 ; pres. to the vicarage 
of Greenlaw by James VI. 23rd April 1573 ; 
trans, to Home in 1574, but returned in 
1596, and was still min. in 1601. [Key. 
Mi n. ; Key. Assiy.~\ 

1574 1574 to 1576. 

WILLIAM MURRAY, reader, 1576 to 
1576 1580. 

[WILLIAM WEMYSS, M.A. : was app. 

1607 to 1)e :ulni - 3r(1 March 1607, but 
nothing further was done, "be 
ressioun that the parochineris withstood 
his admission/ He was afterwards min. 
of Roxburgh. Jedhuryh J rert. 7iV/.] 

JAMES KIJKXCH. M.A. ; trans, from 
1607 I ome an d adm. in 1607, having 
Home and Stichill also in charge : 
returned to Home in 1608. 

ALEXANDER HOME, pres. to the 
1609 vicara c ]) y J a es VI. 21st March 
1609: trans, to Ayton in 1618. 

DAVID HOME, mentioned as "late 
1622 min." 17th Sept. 1622. He marr. 
(name unknown), and had issue- 
Alexander. [Key. Sec. SlyJ] 

Andrews 1616); mentioned as min. 
in 1622: clem, previous to 22nd Oct. 
1622, and perhaps trans, to Banchory- 



HENRY BLYTH, M.A. (St Andrews 
] " )9 ^) : a dm. to Second Charge, 
Canon gate. 6th April 1598: trans. 
to First Charge about 1601 ; deprived by 
High ( ommission 26th Jan. 1620 ; pres. 
by James VI. 22nd Oct. 1622, and again 
by Charles I. 29th June 1633. He died 
at Edinburgh Feb. 1635, aged about 62, 
and was buried in Holyrood Kirk. He 
marr. (1) Katharine Oliphant, who died 
before 1600, and had issue Frederick ; 
Janet ; Margaret : (2) 23rd May 1605^ 
Agnes Hart, who died 9th March 1649, 
and had issue John, min. of Ochiltree ; 
Helen, bapt. 28th March 1606; Elizabeth; 
Agnes ; Christian ; Henry. [Key. Sec. Siy. : 
OW De- ., i., ii., iv. : Eclin. Tests. ; Inq. 
Ret. Gen., 2117; Row s Hist. : Bannatmie 

JOHN HOME, son of David H. of 
1635 ^odsc 1 01 ^ ; was probably tutor in 
the family of John Home of Black- 
adder : pres. by Charles I. 2nd March 
1635 ; member of Glasgow Assembly in 
1638, and of Commissions, 1642-6 ; still 
min. 19th Oct. 1647, but under process, 




which was still pending in 1649. In 1644 
he and his sister Anna Home published at 
their own expense their father s Jffxtori/ 
of the Douglases. The Earl of Angus j 
obtained an injunction against its sale, j 
but this was withdrawn after two years, j 
[Re<j. Sec. Si<j. ; Acts of Ays. Comm/*., 
1646-7 ; Bannatyne Jlliscell., iii. ; Eraser s j 
Douglas Jjook, i. ; Maxwell s House of \ 
Douglas, ii., p. 192.] 


SAMUEL DOUGLAS, second son of 
Archibald 1). of Pittendreich : M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 26th July 1634); min. 
of Coldingham 6th May 1641 ; dep. in 1648 ; ; 
reponed in 16f>l ; adm. after Oct. 1652 ; \ 
died Dec. following, aged about 39. lie 
niarr. Elizabeth, daugh. of Henry Home of i 
Kames, and had issue John, bursar of the 
Presb. ; Alexander, min. of Longformactis. 
D. s widow and children had 100 allowed 
by Parliament from vacant stipends, 27th ; 
June 1661, on account of their suft erings i 
in the royal cause. [Lander Test*.: A<-tx , 
Parl, vii.] 

JOHX JAM1ESOX, son of William J., 
min. of Jedburgh : M.A. (St An 
drews, llth May 1(537); produced ! 
testimonials from Presb. of Jedburgh 5th 
May 1652, and from Presbs. of Cupar and 
Kirkcaldy, and Session of Mevtoun, of his j 
sound and faithful teaching, and godly life 
and conversation ; min. in 1654 ; deprived 
by Act of Parliament llth June, and 
Decreet of the Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. 
Publication Reltellio debellafa, two ser 
mons (Edinburgh, 1661). [Baillie s Lett. : 
Wodrow s Hist.] 

second son of George R. of Fairning- 
ton, and Elizabeth, daugh. of Andrew 
Ker of Littledean ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 26th 
July 1649) ; ord. by the Protesting brethren, 
probably early in 1655. A letter was laid 
before the Presb. of Jedburgh, 24th Jan. 
1655, "complaining of the unrulie and 
extraordinary actings of some of their 
number (James Ker of Abbotrule, and John 
Scott of Hawick, with others), at the pre 
tended admission of A. P>.," when the 
Presb. sustained the complaint, John 

Livingston of Ancrum dissenting. R. 
seems to have been set aside by the Synod 
previous to the Restoration ; was school 
master of Prestonpans in 1662 ; master of 
the Grammar School of Jedburgh ; rector 
of the High School of Edinburgh, 8th Oct. 
1669, where he died in May 1672. [.//- 
burgh J resb. and Edin. Re<j. (Bur.) ; 
Baillie s Lett. ; Steven s High School, 73 ; 
Watson s Jedburt/h Grammar School.] 

JOHX COOK. M.A, (St Andrews 1648) ; 

prcs. by James, Earl of Home; ord. 

and coll. 21st July, and adm. 25th 
Aug. 1663. Deprived by the Privy Council, 
3rd Sept. 1689, for neither reading the Pro 
clamation of the Estates, nor praying for 
their Majesties William and Mary. The 
Presb. ordered the Laird of Tofts to de 
mand the keys of the church from C., 
or the Countess Dowager of Home, and 
this demand being ignored, the doors were 
opened under warrant of the Sheriff. C. 
died in 1691, aged about 63. He raarr. 
Margaret, daugh. of John Home of Kelloe, 
who survived him. [ Tests. ; Raj. 
Coltat. : Old Dn:, i. ; MS. Acr. of Min., 
1689 ; Mem. of </. J>r>/son ; Peterkin s 
Constitution of the Chwc/t.] 

JAMES BALFOUR,a native of Duns; 
1687 M.A. (Edinburgh, 7th Jan. 1681); 
attended the first meeting of Presby 
terian ministers after the Toleration, 6th 
July 1687, and was settled in the meeting 
house at Mersington ; was one of the 
original members of the United Presb., 7th 
Aug. 1690, and a member of the first 
General Assembly after the Revolution, but 
was dep. 17th Feb. 1691, for adultery. He 
was proposed as catechist at Duns in 1700, 
but not appointed. {Lothian Syn. Re<j. ; 
Boston s Mem. ; Re<j. Gen. Ass., 1690; Scot. 
I resb. Eloq.] 

JOHX LAUDER, probably brother of 
Alexander L., min. of Mordington ; 
called 14th April, and ord. 28th May 
1691. While Robert Wilson, min. of Mel- 
rose, was conducting the ordination service, 
" compeared the lairds of Kames, Belchester, 
Xewland, Xewtown, and others, with 
Xinian Mercer, notary public, making 




public interruption, l>y taking instruments 
in the hands of the fore.said notary, uttering 
reproachful expressions and threatenings 
to resist in case of procedure, which 
occasioned some clamour and noise amongs 
the people, upon which my lord Mersingtoi 
(Sir Alex. Swinton), took instruments, not 
withstanding of all which the minister 
present proceeded to ordination, after tin 
people settled and composed, and thereaftei 
appointed collation and institution to be 
given as usual." L. got the stipend oi 
Lilliesleaf for ] GOO, having served there 01 
the call of sundry parishioners, was < 
member of Assembly in 1092, and dice 
in July 1729. He marr. (cont. 14th 
April 1710) Margaret, daugh. of Archibald 
Borthwick of Sauchnell (who marr. (2), 
pro. 3rd July 1731, James Ramsay, min. 
of Kelso), and had issue Margaret (marr. 
April 1730, Mark Sandilands, merchant, 
Edinburgh). [Lander Text*.: R<-<j. (, en. 
Ass.: Old Dec., i. : FountainhaH s Dec., i. ; 
Xe<i Stat. Acr.. ii.] 

1731 son f Jonn D., min. of Colclingbam ; 
M.A. (( Jlasgow, 20th Oct. 1724); licen. 
by Presb. of I hirnside 28th Oct. 1728 ; pres. 
by William, Earl of Home, and by George II., 
Oth Sept. 1729 : had his settlement approved 
by the Commission of Assembly 12th Aug. 
1730, and was ord. 4th Feb. 1731. He as 
sumed the name of Sandilands on succeed 
ing to the entailed estate of Couston, in 
right of his mother, who was a daugh. of the 
Hon. William S. He was one of those who 
attended the theatre on the first produc 
tion of Doubts, 14th Dec. 1756, for which 
lie expressed regret, and was rebuked. He 
died 13th June 1773, in his 69th year. 
He marr., before his ordination, Jean (died 
Oth April 1789), daugh. of David Hume, 
depute clerk of Session, and had issue- 
Matthew of Couston, W.S., died 3rd Aug. 
321 ; Elizabeth (marr. Patrick Smith) ; 
Mary; John; Jean (marr. 10th Jan. 1706^ 
James Dickson of Antonshill ; David; 
Frances (marr., pro. 2nd Jan. 1786, Walter 
Home, major 42nd Reg.), died 27th Feb. 
1800; Margaret. [Acts of Ass. ; Douglas s 
Peerage, ii., 594 ; Tombst.] 

ADAM MURRAY, teacher at Ladykirk 
in 1749 ; licen. by the Presbyterian 
Classis of Northumberland 5th June 
1 754, and admitted as a probationer by the 
Presb. of Kelso 2nd July following ; ord. 
min. of the Low Meeting, Berwick-on- 
Tweed, 10th May 1756; trans, to Abbey 
St Bathans 10th May 1759; pres. by 
George III. 1st July 1773; trans, and adm. 
10th March 1774; died 19th Jan. 1797, in 
his 71st year. He marr. (1) before 1759, 
Isobel Marshall, who died 15th Jan. 1771, 
and had issue Thomas, min. of Channel- 
kirk: Ann, born 27th Dec. 1761, and Mar 
garet, born 24th Sept. 1762, both of whom 
died llth Aug. 1764; William, born 24th 
Jan. 1707: (2) 20th Feb. 1779, Christian 
Bell, Fogo, who died at Birgham, 30th June 
1818, aged 90. 

JAMES BAIRD, trans, from Legerwood ; 
1797 pres. by George III., and adm. 20th 
July 1797; trans, to Swinton 18th 
April 1805. 

JAMES THOMSON, born Crietf, 9th 
18Q5 May 1768. second son of John T. 
and Elizabeth Ewan ; educated at 
the parish school of Crieft and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Hadding- 
ton 6th Aug. 1793 ; assistant to his uncle, 
John Ewan, min. of Whittingehame ; pres. 
by George III., and ord. 20th Sept. 1805 ; 
D.D. (St Andrews, 16th July 1842) ; res. 
1847, and died in London, 28th Nov. 1855. 
He marr. 10th Oct. 1805, Elizabeth (died 
7th Aug. 1851), eldest daugh. of James 
Skene, Aberdeen, and had issue Andrew 
Skene, preacher; Robert Dundas, M.D., 
F.R.S., Prof, of Chemistry, St Thomas s 
Hospital, London, born 21st Sept. 1810, 
died 17th Aug. 1864; James, chairman of 
the Government Bank of Madras, born 
17th Aug. 1812 ; Eliza, born 1815. Publica 
tions The Rise, Progress, and Consequences 
of the J^cir Opinions and Principles latch/ 
ntroduced into France (Edinburgh, 1799); 
Expository Lectures on St Luke, 3 vols! 
Edinburgh, 1853); Exposition of the Acts 
>f the Apostles (London, 1854); "Sketch of 
he Present State of Agriculture in Berwick- 
hire " (contributed to his brother Thomas 
Thomson s Annals of Philosophy, i. ii.). He 




edited the third edition of the Encyclopaedia 
Britannica, writing the articles on " Scrip 
ture," " Septuagint," " Superstition," etc. ; 
and prepared an edition of the Spectator, 
with biographies of the contributors, 8 vols. 
(Newcastle, 1799). [Tomlst. ; Diet. Nat. 
Biog. ; Literary (, aictte, 1 856, p. 58.] 



born Edinbur S h > 13th ^arch 1824, 
son of James W. and Janet Ruther 
ford ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 20th April 1848 ; clerk of Presb. ; 
died 6th Feb. 1891. He niarr. 14th Nov. 
1848, Emily Farquhar (died 17th March 
1899), daugh. of Peter Drummond, min. 
of Kirkmichael, Perthshire, and had issue 
Katherine Drummond, born 20th Oct. 
1849 ; James Hiram, probationer in charge 
of Cellardyke Chapel, author [under the 
name of "Andrew Cheviot "] of The Provost 
of St Foins ; Trick, Trial and Triumph ; 
Slack A<jnes, etc. ; editor of Proverbs, Pro 
verbial Expressions and Popular Rhymes 
of Scotland (Paisley, 1890), born 27th Oct. 
1852, died 24th Jan. 1903 ; Jessie Ruther 
ford, born llth Sept. 1855. 

JOHN JOHNSTON, born Kilbirnie, 

1891 2Gtli 1)ec> 1864 son of Thonms J> 
and Margaret Langwill : educated at 

Dairy School, and High School and Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1885), B.D. (1888); 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine, 1888 ; assistant 
at Strachur, and at St Stephen s Parish, 
Glasgow ; ord. 29th July 1891. Marr. 20th 
March 1900, George, daugh. of George Greig 
of Eccles, W.S., and Isabella Richardson 


[Was given to the Abbey of Kelso about 
1159 by Gospatrick, third Earl of Dunbar. 
In 1683 the church was in great disrepair. 
The Harcarse aisle may be a reconstruc 
tion of the old chancel. There was in the 
parish a chapel of St Nicholas, granted 
by Patrick Corbet to the monks of Kelso 
between 1280 and 1297. This, called the 
Chapel of the Lord William, son of the 
Earl, was consecrated by Bishop David de 

Bernham, 2nd April 1242. The parish 
church was consecrated 29th March 1243. 
A restoration in 1755 destroyed most of the 
antique features of the church.] 

DONALD BALFOUR, reader from 1574 
1574 to 1590. 


WILLIAM METHVEN, son of John M., 
citizen of St Andrews. He was at 
Hutton in 1585 when Horndean, 
Fishwick, and Swinton were all in his 
charge ; trans, to Langton in 1585 ; pres. 
by James VI. to the vicarage of Swinton 
23rd May 1586; dem. before 27th March 
1587 ; aclm. to this charge after 158!), 
but returned to Langton in 1591 ; was 
retrans. in 1595 ; was a member of As 
sembly, 1602, 1608 ; pres. by James VI. 
June 1614 ; called before the Court of 
High Commission in 1620 ; dem. before 4th 
Aug. 1626, and died in 1634, aged 75. He 
niarr. before Nov. 1591, Agnes Cockburn, 
widow of James Craig, sheriff clerk of 
Berwick, and had issue James, his suc 
cessor ; Matthew, apprenticed 8th May 
1616 to David Lawson, merchant, Edin 
burgh ; Agnes (niarr. Robert Home, min. 
of Greenlaw). [Fife Mas., vii., 176; Re<j. 
Assi j. ; Calderwood s Hist. ; Booke of the 
Kirk , Milne Home J\ISS., 55.] 

JAMES METHVEN, son of preceding; 

pres. by Charles I. 4th Aug. 1626; 

died in 1660, aged 74. It is said 
that descendants of his were living in 
Manchester, Burntisland, and Berwick-on- 
Tweed in 1830. [Re<j. Sec. Si<j. ; Tombst. ; 
Stat. Reports, 1627.] 

JOHN PRINGLE, only son of George 
P. of Balrnungo, major in the service 
of Gustavus Adolphus, and Eliza 
beth, daugh. of Sir Patrick Ruthven, Earl 
of Forth and Brentford : M.A. (St Andrews 
1645). Conforming to Episcopacy, he was 
pres. by Charles II. in 1660 ; was coll. 26th 
Dec. 1664, and died 22nd Feb. 1682, aged 54. 
He marr. 5th Feb. 1662, Jean, daugh. of 
John Shaw, min. of Selkirk, and had issue 
James ; Alexander ; John, called eldest 
son and heir in 1687, ancestor of the family 
of Whytbank and Yair ; George ; Elspeth ; 
Ann. [Jnq. Ret. Fife, 874, ami G eu. 6613 ; 




Douglas s r,nrna<je: Louder Tests.: AV/. him, and had issue Grisell (marr. April 

ombst.: epitaph in Robson : s 1760, Andrew Jollie, tailor, Edinburgh); 

Churches and Churchyards of />/vvV/>-/mr, Andrew ; William. (Tom^. ; Marchmont 

11 3-1 : . and the If umes of Polwarth.} 

1682 ^ n ^ rcws - 24th July 1609); probably 
son or grandson of James M., min. 
of this parish : bursar of Presb. of Duns in 
1069; ord. and coll. to Hilton 25th March 
1675 ; trans, and inst, 3rd July 1082 : 
deprived by the Privy Council, 17th Sept. 
1689, for not muling the Proclamation of 
the Estates, and not praying for William 
and Mary. Fie was allowed to occupy the 
manse for some years afterwards. Joined 
the Church of England, and inst. to the 
curacy of Tweedmouth and An croft, North 
umberland, 19th June 1703 ; died 14th April 
1731, in his 90th year, and was buried 
on the north side of the altar at Tweed- 
mouth. He marr. Margaret. !> sprung from 
a worthy and ancient house in Scotland :; 
(surname unknown), who died 9th June 
1730, aged 81, and had issue George : 
Jean ; Isabel ; James. [St Andrews Tests. : 
Peterkin s Constitution of the. Church : 
MS. Arc. of Min., 1689; Tombs!.: Hutchin- 
son s Northumberland, ii. ; Haine s North 

GEORGE MOODIE, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1693 166y ); licen. by Alexander, Bishop 
of Edinburgh, 16th April 1673; ord. 
to Fala 12th May 1074 ; deprived for re 
fusing the Test in 1681 ; received into 
communion by Presb. of Edinburgh before 
7th March 1693; called before 14th, and 
adm. to this charge 27th Sept, 1693 ; died 
May 1721, aged 76. He marr. Elizabeth 
Calderwood, and had issue -- William ; 
Roger, min. of Duns ; and a daugh. (marr. 
- Cowbary, mason, Queensferry). - 
[Lander Tests.: Tombst.} 

WILLIAM HOME, born Greenlaw, 1st 
1722 July 168G ; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh : licen. by Presb. of . 
Chirnside 27th Nov. 1716 ; pres. by George . 
I. 26th Sept. 1721: ord. 8th May 1722; l 
died 18th Nov. 1756. He marr., pro. 3rd I 
Aug. 1729, Isabella, daugh. of William j 
Oliphant, min. of Smailhulm, uho survived 


WILLIAM HOME, bapt. 26th Xov. 

171 > tllird son of Baiter H. of 
Bassendean, and Janet, daugh. of 
Gabriel Seniple, min. of Jedburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Earlston 6th Xov. 1733; ord. 
min. of Polwarth 7th Jan. 1735: pres. 
by George II. 10th Dec. 1756: trans, and 
adm. 2 1st Sept. 1758: app. chaplain of 
Edinburgh Castle in 1778, but did the 
duty by deputy; died 30th Oct. 1784. He 
marr. 19th March 1737, Mary (died 10th 
, Sept. 1788), daugh. of Robert Roddam of 
Ewart, Northumberland, and had issue 
Mary, born before 1741 (marr. 15th July 
1770, John Home, min. of Athelstaneford, 
: author of Doi<<ila*j : Walter, colonel 42nd 
Kegt., served through the American War 
of Independence, born 4th Oct. 1742, died 
before 27th Feb. 1800; Robert, min. of Pol 
warth : Janet, born 22nd Dee. 1748, died 
21th March 1765; Elizabeth, born 19th May 
1756 (marr. 19th Sept. 1782, Christopher 
Tait, min. of Kincardine-in-Menteith), died 
4th Jan. 1806 ; Roddam of Longformacus, 
Admiral R.N., died at Inveresk 13th Feb. 
1801 ; Luke, captain 16th Foot, died about 
1/98; John of Bassendean, captain H.E.I.C.S. 
[Scots May., xix. ; Morren s Ann., ii., 168 ; 
Carlyle s A-utob. ; CvncaL of Home.} 

JOHX TODD, born 17th Dec, 1743, son 
1785 of. John T., min. of Ladykirk ; ord. 
min. of the Presbyterian congrega 
tion at Longframlington, Northumberland, 
Nov. 1767; pres. by George III. 26th 
March, and adm. 21st Sept, 1785; died 
unmarr. 23rd Jan. 1814, aged 70. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., xx.). [Tombst.} 

GEORGE M LEAN, born Dysart : son 
1814 of A1 x"-nder M. ; was schoolmaster 
of Coldstream ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Chirnside 
28th March 1797; pres. by George, Prince 
Regent, 26th Feb., and ord. 1st Sept. 1814; 
died 20th Dec. 1840. He marr. before 1787^ 
Alison Johnston, who died 2nd Feb. 1840, 




and had issue- Christian, born 9th July 
1788 (marr. 25th June 1819, Adam Johnston); 
Margaret, born 13th July 1789 (marr. 18th 
Dec. 1823, John Turnbull of Humebyres) ; 
Esther, born 28th Sept. 1791, died unmarr. 
at Kelso, 20th April 1849. Publication 
Account of the Parish (Xei/< Stat. Ace., ii.). 

JOHN BA1LLIE, born Fala Hall, Stow, 

1841 23rcl Augl 181G son of Jamcs B - 
(a kinsman of Joanna Baillie) and 

Isabella Harvey ; educated at Stow Parish 
School, Univ. of Edinburgh (where he won 
six gold medals), and at Gonvillc arid Caius 
College, Cambridge; licen. by Presb. of 
Earlston 29th June 1840; assistant at St 
John s, Leith ; ord. 30th July 1841. Joined 
the Free Church ; min. of Free Church, 
Linlithgow, 1843-53. Joined the Church of 
England ; min. of Percy Chapel, London, 
1857; rector of Wyvenhoe, Essex, 1867; 
D.D. (Trinity College, Cambridge, 3rd Feb. 
1876); died 17th June 189<. He marr. (1) 
8th Sept. 1847, Anne (died April 1854), 
da ugh. of Richard Hough ton, Liverpool, 
and had issue James liichard, Indian 
Civil Service, born 16th June 1848; Eleanor 
Jane, born Aug. 1849 ; Richard Houghton, 
M.D., bom 25th Dec. 1850, died 9th April 
1897; John Harvey Johnson, M.D., born 
4th April 1854, died 31st Jan. 1891 : (2) 
1861, Elizabeth Clara Chippendale (died 
1889), daugh. of General Latter, H.E.I.C.S., 
and had issue Ernest Cecil, born 21st 
April 1864; Algernon Harold, major Nor 
folk Regiment, born 22nd April 1866. 
Publications Memoir of William Hepburn 
llenitson (London, 1851) ; The Missionar;/ 
of Kilman]/ (Edinburgh, 1853); Memoir of 
Adelaide Newton (London, 1854) ; Life 
Studies (London, 1857); Thoughts and 
Aphorisms on the Christian Life (London, 
1857); An Earnest Ministry (London, 
1857); God s Avenger, or England s present 
Duty in India (London, 1857); Rivers in, 
the Dfsei t, or Mission Scenes in, Burma)t 
(London, 1858) ; tit Augustine : a Bio 
graphical M^emoir (London, 1859) ; Memoir 
of Captain Jkite, R.N. (London, 1859) ; 
Scenes of Life, Historical and Biographical 
(London, 1861); Grace Abounding (London, 
1861); Christ Our Life (London, 1864); 


The Comforter (London, 1866) ; Coming 
\ Events, or Thouglds on the Anti-Christ 
| (London, 1869); Modern Preaching (Lon 

don, 1870): Church- and State in England 
j (London, 1872); What to Preach, avd 
/iota to Preach (London, 1875); Pleasant 
i Mcmorii t (London, 1878); and others, 
| besides several works of which he was 

editor. [Private information.] 

22nd Sept. 1843 ; trans, to Second 
Charge, Canongate, Edinburgh, 13th 
| March 1845. 


1845 F()OT > boni 27th Dec - 1817 elde st 
son of William P., min. of Shotts, 

afterwards of Avendalc ; educated at 

j Strathaven school and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
B.A. (1837); licen. by Presb. of Hamilton; 

; assistant at Avendale and at Gilmerton ; 

I ord. to North Esk 5th Jan. 1844 ; adm. to 
this parish 4th July 1845 ; died unmarr. 
5th March 1891. Publication " Ministers 
of the Synod of and Teviotdale," 
contributed to The Berwickshire News. 


born 10th -July 1862, son of James 
S. S., min. of Eday ; educ. at Univs. 
of St Andrews and Edinburgh ; M.A. (St 
Andrews 182) ; licen. by Presb. of Edin 
burgh ; assistant at Brechin, Tranent, and 
Lady Tester s, Edinburgh ; ord. 13th Aug. 
1891 ; died 4th April 1913. He marr. 
27th June 1893, Marion Ellison Somer- 
ville, daugh. of William Cockburn Stark, 
Edinburgh, and had issue Hester Ada, 
born 6th May 1894; Wellesley Sidney 
Cockburn Cray, born 18th June 1900; 
Horace Deans, born 28th Aug. 1905. Pub 
lication I W.s Vitw (Edinburgh, 1906). 



SON, born 20th Sept. 1884, son of 
Joseph Sage F., min. of Burnt- 
island ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1906), B.D. 
(1909) ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 1909 ; 
assistant at Alloa and St Stephen s, 
Edinburgh; ord. 21st Aug. 1913. He 





raarr. 23rd June 1914, Evelyn A iolet 
Emily, youngest daugli. of James Oliver. 


[Previous to the Reformation the church 
belonged to the Abbey of Kelso. It was 
dedicated by David de Bernham, 4th April 
1242. There is no record of a patron saint, 
but a fair was held here on St Helen s Day. 
The- tower was built originally as a jail, in 
1712. In a charter of 1159 chapels at 
Lambden and llalyburton are mentioned. 
There was also a chapel at Rowiestone.] 


CHARLES HOME, reader in 1507. He 
held also the chaplaincy at Haly- 




JOHN AFFLECK, last of the Romish 
priests, conformed, and was reader 
in 1509. 

WILLIAM ERASER, reader from 1570 
1570 to 1590. 


ROBERT FRENCH, pres. to the vicarage 
^ ames VI- "23 rf l April 1573 ; trans. 
to Home about 1574. 


DAVID HOME, younger son of John 
^ ^ ^ mewe H s , ; M.A. (Edinburgh 
1588) ; orcl. to Chirnside in 1593 ; pres. 
by Sir George Home of Greenlaw ; trans. 
and adm. before March 1003. He was 
nominated constant Moderator of Presb. 
by the Assembly at Linlithgow ; was a 
member of Assembly in 1008 ; acquired a 
feu-right to the lands of The Tenandry of 
Greenlaw in 1017; was tutor of Xinewells 
in 1019 ; was called before the Court of 
High Commission in 1020, and died in 
April 1037, aged about 09. He marr. 
Magdalen Auchencraw, "life-renter of a 
third of the West Mains of Chirnside," 
perhaps as widow of one of the Spences 
of West Mains and Hardens. She pre 
deceased him. [Milne Home Papers, 233 ; 
Re<j. of Assifj. Reij. Pr nnj Counc. \ Jf ( j. 
of Deeds, ccclxxiii., 232 ; Gen. Re<j. of Sa*., 
xxxviii., 209 ; Berwickshire County Records, 
Deeds, Hi., 159; Louder Tests.] Row s and 
Stevenson s /fists.] 

DAVID SPEXCE is referred to in a 
1638 lh i nutc > dated llth Sept. 1055, 
quoted at a visitation at Greenlaw 
on 28th Xov. 1GG4. He is then described 
as the last min. there. He is apparently 
the same as D. S. of Chirnside West 
Mains, and Hardens. He marr. before 
1035, Barbara, daugh. of Andrew Logan of 
Coitfield, and had issue Samuel : James. 


ROBERT HOME of Greenlaw Castle, 
descended from the Homes of 
Polwarth; M.A. (St Andrews 1617) ; 
tutor and servitor at Redbraes, 1619-31 ; 
ord. to Ellem in 1635 ; trans, and adm. in 
1645 ; died 12th Dec. 1673, in his 79th year. 
He was one of those appointed to revise 
the metrical psalms, 1650 edition. He 
marr. Agnes, daugli. of William Methven, 
min. of Fogo, and had issue William 
of Greenlaw Castle, apprenticed to Robert 
Campbell, apothecary, Edinburgh, 30th 
Aug. 1654, sometime Sheriff-substitute of 
the county, died 1703 ; James, apprenticed 
to Thomas Trotter, cordwainer, Edinburgh, 
2nd June 1652 ; Margaret (marr. 28th Oct. 
1603, George Holiwell, min. of Polwarth). 
He had various mortgages on land in 
Berwickshire, and by a loan to Sir Patrick 
Hume, first Earl of Marchmont, he acquired 
Greenlaw Castle. This loan was repaid by 
Alexander, the second Earl, sixty-four years 
later. [Among the descendants of his son 
William, were Anne Home, minor poetess, 
wife of John Hunter, the anatomist ; 
Mary, wife of Robert Mylne, architect ; 
Sir Everard Home, Bart., a distinguished 
surgeon ; and Duncan Charles Home, V.C., 
" the hero of the Kashmir Gate, at the 
i Siege of Delhi, 1857 (Lord Roberts Forly- 
one Years in, India}. } [Peebles Prc*l>. : 
Lander Tests. ; Reg. Old Dec., i. ; Baillie s 
Lett. : Family Papers.] 

JOHN HOME, eldest son of John II. 

| of Kelloe; licen. by George, Bishop of 

Edinburgh, 17th June 1073: pres. 

by Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth, Bart. ; 

adm. 10th May, and coll. llth Aug. 1074; 

i deprived by Privy Council 17th Sept. 1689, 

for failing to read the Proclamation of the 

Estates and to pray for William and Mary. 

For some years he ministered in the 




Episcopal meeting - house at Eyemouth, 
but was dep. by Presb. of Chirnside, 20th 
April 1718, for baptizing the children of 
persons of scandalous character. As he 
continued in his post there, the Presb. 
appealed to the Justices, who held that he 
came under the Act of Toleration. The 
Court of Justiciary on 29th May 1719 in 
hibited him. He retired to Herdrig, in 
Eccles parish, and on 5th March 1721 was 
warned by the Sheriff that his chapel 
would be shut up if he allowed more than 
eight persons beyond his own family to 
attend. He succeeded to Kelloe. but sold 
the lands in 1710. He died in 1740. He 
marr. Rachel, daugh. of James Home, nrin. 
of Coklstream, and had issue Mar 
garet (marr. 1st June 1715, John Gow, 
student of divinity). [Marchmont and 
the Humes of Pol war th ; Key. Colt at. : JAS . 
Ace. of Mia. ; Sheri/ Court Decree*, 1722-25, 
p. 3f>6 : Lander Tests.} 


called Oct. 1692; ord. 21st March 
1693; trans, to Polwarth 12th 
July 1709. 


DAVID BROWX, M.A. ; called 31st 
Oct. 1706 ; ord. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 4th June 1707; trans, to 
Gordon 25th Xov. 1708. 

-JAMES GILLILAXD, licen. by 
of Earlston 23rd Jan. 1707 ; assistant 

1 71 1 

at Gordon; called 5th Sept. 1710; 
ord. (5th Feb. 1711; died Sept. 1724. lie 
marr. 19th May 1719, Marjory, third 
daugh. of Sir Alexander Purves of that 
ilk, Bart., and had issue Helen (marr., 
pro. llth Sept. 1743, George Home, baker, 
Edinburgh) ; James, jeweller, Edinburgh ; 
Elizabeth. [Douglas s naye : Lander 

THOMAS TURXBULL, pres. by Alex 
ander, Earl of Marchmont, and ord. 
3rd Aug. 1725 ; trans, to Borthwick 
16th June 1734. 

j 1724; ord. to Polwarth 29th Aug. 1727; 
trans, and adm. 26th Sept. 1734: died 13th 
I Dec. 1777. He marr. Charlotte, daugh. of 
; Charles Bellingham, deputy governor of 
j Dumbarton Castle, and Lady Julian Hume, 
; daugh. of Patrick, first Earl of Marchmont, 
and had issue Alexander, min. of Polwarth ; 
George, lieut. R.X., who was named one of 
the heirs in the will of Hugh, last Earl of 
Marchmont ; Julian (a daugh.). Publication 
Se/ inons -upon Religious and Practical 
Si/lji i-tx (Edinburgh, 1775). [Lauder Tests.; 
. ; Marchmont and the Humes <>f 
tli. 163 Gibson s An Old Ikrw vk- 

JOHN HUME of Abbey St Bathans, 
born 1700, son of George H. of 
Abbey, min. of Abbey St Bathans ; 
licen. by Presb. of Chirnside 27th Oct. 

WILLIAM SIMSOX, pres. by Hugh, 
Earl of Marchmont, and ord. 3rd 
Dec. 1778; trans, to Swinton 13th 
June 1799. 




JOHX STEWAUT, licen. by Presb. of 
Perth 31st Aug. 1785, and ord. 
25th Jan. 1797 chaplain to the Fife 
Fencible Cavalry ; pres. by the Trustee on 
the Marchmont Estate, and adm. 26th Sept. 
1799; died 6th Feb. 1804, aged 42. He 
marr. 15th Aug. 1803, Jane Henderson, 
who marr. again 10th Aug. 1807. [See 
Autobiography of [his grand-nephew] AVr. 
William Arnot, Edinburgh.] 

JAMES LUKE, licen. by Presb. of Dal- 
14 keith 24th Xov. 1795 ; assistant to 
Hugh Blair, D.D., St Giles, Edin 
burgh ; morning lecturer by appointment 
of the Town Council 13th March 1801 ; 
pres. by John Wauchope, Trustee on the 
Marchmont Estate, and ord. 30th Aug. 
1804 ; died from the effects of a fall from 
his horse (an old Waterloo charger), 9th 
Sept. 1820. He marr. 4th Oct. 1804, Eli/a, 
youngest daugh. of Adam Keir, baker, 
Edinburgh. She died without issue, 21st 
Sept. 1859. [Tomlst.} 

ABRAHAM HOME of Windshiel and 
1821 ( uns o reen > born 25th Dec. 1775, 
son of George H., min. of Ay ton ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Chirnside 25th July 1797; 
ord. to Ay ton 29th Aug. 1799 ; pres. by 
Sir William Purves - Hume - Campbell of 




Marchmont, Hart., trans, and aclm. 29th 
March 1821 : dem. 31st May 1844. He 
dem. his charge at Ayton 2!)th March 
114, expecting to become the heir of 
George Home of Paxton, with whom he 
lived for a time. A difference arose , 
through his refusal to marry Home s niece, 
Nancy Stephen, the adopted daughter of 
Xinian Home, Governor of Grenada. 
Abraham returned to the ministry, but 
retained the annuity of 300 given him 
by Home of Paxton when he resigned 
Ayton. He died at Gunsgreen, Eyemouth, 
3rd May 185G. He marr. 30th April 1821, 
Susan (died 20th March 1831), eldest daugh. 
of Patrick Anderson, W.S., and had issue 
George ; Patrick, M.D. ; Susan ; Anne 
Mary ; Margaret. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Xew Mat. Ace., ii.). 
[Memoirs of An Aristocrat.] 


Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire, 26th June 
1800, son of James W. ; educated 
at Edinburgh Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of 
Penpont; ord. to Legerwood 17th April 
1834 ; trans, and adm. 2nd Aug. 1844 ; 
died 26th June 1881. He marr. 28th Aug. 
1834, Elizabeth M Feegan, Keir, who died 
12th Dec. 1870, and had issue Janet, born 
9th Aug. 1835 (marr. 21st June 1870, Robert 
Forrester Hardy, banker, Duns), died 18th 
Dec. 1914 [under the pen-name of " Janet 
Gordon " she wrote The Council* of Castle 
Connell, Champion* of the Reformation, 
The Sjianisli Inquisition, Afloat and Ashore 
u ith Sir Walter Raleigh, and other works] ; 
Elizabeth, born 18th Dec. 1836; James, min. 
of Ghannelkirk ; Jane, born 7th Sept. 1840, 
died unmarr. 30th March 1908. Publication 
" The Town and Parish of Greenlaw ;: 
(History of Berwickshire Naturalists Chib, 

ord. 5th Jan. 1882 ; trans, to Kirk- 


newton 18th May 1886. 

barton, Co. Londonderry, 31st March 
1851, son of Hugh M. and Margaret 
Campbell ; educated at Magec College, 
Londonderry, Xcw College and Univ. of 

Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Glencler- 
mot, Ireland, 1873; ord. to Milford, Co. 
Donegal, 1st Oct. 1873 ; trans, to Buncrana, 
Co. Donegal, 25th Jan. 1881 ; adm. to St 
Paul s Chapel, Leith, in April 1883 ; trans, 
and adm. 23rd Sept. 1886. Marr. 21st June 
1881, Annie, daugh. of Robert Ross, D.D., 
min. of Carlisle Road Church, Londonderry, 
and Margaret Jane Christie, and has issue 
Margaret, born 13th Oct. 1883 ; Robert 
Ross, solicitor, born 4th Oct. 1890. 

1916 Glas S w > 14tl1 Aug. 1859, son of 
James T., builder, and Margaret 
Reid ; educated at St Enoch s School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow ; assistant at Kilbarchan and St 
Mark s, Dundee ; ord. to East Parish, 
Greenock, 8th Xov. 1887 ; trans, (assistant 
and successor), and adm. 6th Jan. 1916. 
Marr. llth May 1905, Henrietta Hamilton, 
third daugh. of Matthew Hill, Greenock. 



[Founded by the Original Burgher 
Synod, 17th July 1800. In 1839 the con 
gregation joined the Church of Scotland. 
Having taken part in the. Secession of 
1843, they, along with other parishioners 
of Greenlaw, formed the Free Church in 
the parish.] 


JAMES YOUNG, ord. 3rd June 1834. 
Joined the Church of Scotland in 
1839 ; dem. in 1841. He served for a 
time at Berbice, British Guiana. Having 
returned to Scotland, he eventually resided 
at Broughty-Ferry, where he gave occasional 
supply in the Free Church. He died 3rd 
Xov. 1882, aged 82. 

JOHX FAIRBAIRX, born Halyburton, 
1842 Greenlaw, llth Feb. 1808, second son 
of John F., farmer, and Jessie John 
ston, Middlestots ; was brother of Patrick 
F., Principal of the Free Church College, 
Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
sometime tutor at Cairnie, Fife ; licen. by 
Presb. of Cupar in 1832 ; app. by the 




Glasgow Colonial Society, 15th March 1833, 
for service in Canada ; min. at Ramsay, 
Canada, 1833-42 ; adm. to this charge 9th 
July 1842. Joined the Free Church ; min. 
of Greenlaw Free Church 1843-91 ; died 
at Dunbar, 3rd April 1895. Ho marr. 

(1) Mary Wilson, Campbellfield, Glasgow, 
and had issue John, merchant, Rock- 
hampton, Queensland, died 1st Jan. 1901 : 

(2) Agnes Copland (died 29th July 1887, 
aged 7G), daugh. of John Turnbull, Eye- 
mouth, and sister of John T., rnin. of that 
parish. [The Harder Almanw, 1896.] 


[Previous to the Reformation the church, 
dedicated to St Cuthbert, belonged to the 
Abbey of Kelso. The original edifice stood 
in the old churchyard, near Langton House. 
A church was built in 1798 at the village of 
Gavinton. This was replaced in 1872 by 
a new building.] 

JOHN LEITCH, reader 1574 to 
1574 1580. 

JOHN HOME, trans, from Hut ton in 
1585, when Fogo also was under his 
care ; trans, to Ay ton in 1586. 
[Reg. Assig.] 


WILLIAM METHVEN, trans, from 
Hutton, and adm. in 1586 ; pres. by 
James VI. to the vicarage of Swinton 
25th May 1586; clem, before 27th April 
1587 ; trans, to Fogo in 1590, but returned in 
1591 ; was a member of Assemblyiin 1593, 
and again trans, to Fogo after 1595. [Reg. 

JAMES GAITTIS [GALT], trans, from 
1596 Ellem in 1596 ; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. 6th Feb. 1601 ; trans, 
to Duns before 1607.- [Reg. Assiy.] 

1Q08 burgh, 28th July 1599) ; pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 23rd Nov. 
1608 ; summoned before the Court of High 
Commission in 1620 ; died in 1653, aged 
about 74. He marr, Maria Turnbull and 

had issue John, apprenticed to Gilbert 
Muir, merchant, Edinburgh, 15th March 
1643; Robert. [.Pro*. k., John Hay, ix., 
125, 26th July 1625 ; Reg. Assig. ; Old Dec., 
ii. ; Lander Tests. ; Stat. Reports, 1627 ; 
Calderwood s Hist., vii., 425.] 


JOHN BURNE, born 1615 ; M.A. (Glas 
gow 1634). He was settled here in 
1659. He refused to conform to 
Episcopacy, but was protected by Sir 
Archibald Cockburn of Langton, and con 
tinued till his death, between 21st Nov. 
1672 and 25th March 1673. In Sept. 1668 
he was reported to the Bishop for allowing 
John Vcitch, the suspended min. of West- 
ruther, to dispense the Communion in the 
parish to a vast assemblage from all parts of 
the Border. He refused the Presbytery s 
offer to supply his pulpit, and permitted 
deposed ministers and students to share 
his pastoral duties. The Presb. complained 
that " great crowds with itching ears flock 
to hear those intruders, to the contempt 
of authority, both civil and ecclesiastical, 
and to the no small scandal of all well- 
affected persons." He marr., and had issue 

William, alive in 1689 : George, appren 
ticed to James Stewart, druggist, Edin 
burgh, 15th Nov. 1665. \Bunlde Sess. Reg. ; 
Tombst. : Wodrow s Hist.] 

ROBERT HAPPER, licen. by George, 
1677 Bishop of Edinburgh, 4th May 1665 ; 
pres. by Sir Archibald Cockburn of 
Langton ; coll. 7th and adm. 27th Feb. 
1677 ; continued 1st Nov. 1681, and was 
probably deprived on account of the Test. 
[Reg. Collat. ; Tombst.] 

LUKE OGLE, M.A., born 1610, eldest 

1679 son ^ ^ C h l as O-> f tnc Eglingharn 
branch of this widely-spread North 
umberland family ; was vicar of Ingram, 
from which he was driven by the Act of 
Uniformity. He became lecturer in Ber 
wick, but was ejected along with Wressel 
the vicar, in 1662. While resident in 
Berwick he served in the ministry at 
Ancroft, but was seized by Lord Wid- 
drington, Governor of Berwick, and im- 




prisoned for six weeks. Being admitted 
to bail. In 1 was released and confined to the 
town and its liberties. After getting free 
of this restraint, he visited friends in 
Kngland and in Scotland, where he often 
took part in conventicles. Many gatherings 
were held at this time at Lintlaw, Blanerne 
House, the house of the Laird of Abbey, 
Duns Law. and Xisbet, where John Welch, 
" so much talked about/ was the preacher. 
At Langton Ogle preached and baptized, 
and drew great crowds, and was on 19th 
Sept. 1071 inhibited by the Archbishop of 
St Andrews. Returning to .Berwick, he 
was again banished, and went to London. 
General Monk offered to procure him a 
bishopric if he would conform, but Ogle 
answered that the height of his ambition 
was only to live <|iiietly and peaceably 
among his own people. If that could not 
lie obtained, he must submit to "Providence." 
Auain he was imprisoned for some months, 
on pretence of a plot being discovered 
among Presbyterians in the south of 
England. He retired to his estate of 
Bowsden, where he conducted meetings 
that later formed the beginning of the 
congregation of Barmoor or Lowick. He 
was indulged here by the Privy Council, 
20th Sept. 107!*, and officiated in the 
Langton Byre Hater mistakenly called the 
Episcopal Meeting-house), in 1085 he was 
a prisoner at Wooler for five weeks, which 
nearly cost him his life. On the Indulgence 
of 1087 he returned to Berwick and mini 
stered to a large congregation. This 
developed later into the High and the 
Low Meetings, and is now represented by 
St Andrew s, Church of Scotland. He 
received calls from the parish of Kelso 
and the city of Edinburgh, but declined 
to remove, and died April 1090. He marr. 
(pro. Feb. 1057), Mary, daugli. of Arthur 
Foster, parish of Kirkandrews, Cumber 
land, and had issue Samuel of Bowsden, 
who sat in Parliament for Berwick, and 
died Commissioner of the Revenue for 
Ireland, 10th March 1718. [L ennck Jfe,/. 
(Bur.} : Fuller s ; Wodrow s Hist. : 
Calamy s Ejected J/., ii. ; Hutchinson s 
Northumberland; Livingston s Life; 

PATRICK WALKER, born 1053 ; M.A. 
1682 ^ Andrews, 20th July 1670) : 
passed trials before the Presb. there, 
and was recommended for license 20th Jan. 
1075 ; was a bursar in 1081, and on second 
ary trials for St Monans when he was 
pres. to this parish, and adm. 28th March 

i 1082 : deprived by Privy Council 3rd Sept. 
1089, for neither reading the Proclamation 

: of Estates, nor praying for William and 
Mary ; lie went to Oxford, but becoming 
chaplain to David, Viscount Stormont, 
returned and took up residence at Scone, 
where he was served with a libel and 

: inhibited by the Presb. 13th Sept. 1710. 
He died unmarr. at Comlongan, Dumfries- 

i shire, 28th March 1727. [Peterkin s Con 
stitution of the Clturch : MS. Ace. of Miti., 
1089: Tombst.] 

JOHN DYSART, M.A. : trans, from 

1691 i^ton, Northumberland, and adm. 

30th April 1091 : trans, to Colding- 

ham, by advice of the Privy Council, 24th 

July 1094. 

JOHX DAWSOX, eldest son of James 
1698 ^ * n Harpertoun : M.A. (Edinburgh, 
9th July 1094); "preacher of the 
Gospel in the parish of Edrom " in 1698; 
ord. 14th July 1098 : died Xov. 1726, aged 
about 53. He marr. (pro. 10th April 1698), 
Elizabeth Allan, "attending the Countess 
of Sutherland," and had issue James, his 
successor. [Roxburgh #.., vii., 18 ; L< 
Ti-xt*. : Boston s .1 

JAMES DAWSOX, M.A., son of pre- 
ceding : pres. by Sir Alexander 
Cockburn of Langton, and ord. 18th 
Aug 1727: trans, to St Cuthbert s Parish, 
| Edinburgh, 15th Feb. 1734. 

JAMES LAURIE, M.A. : pres. by Sir 
1734 Alexander Cockburn of Langton, 
Aug. 1733, and ord. 8th Jan. 1734; 
trans, to Hawick 7th Oct. 1757. 

DAVID JOHNSTON, ord. nth May 
1758 1758; trans, to North Leith llth 
July 1765. 





born 1741, son of William S., prin 
cipal clerk of Chancery, and Ann 
Drummond, heiress of Concraig, to which 
estate he ultimately succeeded and took 
the name of Drummond ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 25th April 1764; ord. 24th July 
1766 ; died 26th Jan. 1789. He marr. 27th 
Dec. 1769, Sophia (died 20th July 1803), 
claugli. of John Gowdie, min. of Earlston, 
and had issue Catherine, died in infancy : 
William, born 8th May 1773 : John, born 
7th Xov. 1774; Andrew, died in infancy: 
Walter, born 12th July 1777 ; Ann Drum 
mond, born 12th July 1779 (marr. Thomas 
Thomson, min. of St James ; Place Relief 
Church, Edinburgh), died at Polmont, 8th 
May 1848. 

ALEXANDER GIRVAN, tutor in the 
family of James, Earl of Laudcrdale ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lander 5th April 
1775 ; ord. to Lunan 18th April 1782 ; pres. 
by Miss Elizabeth Gavin of Langton ; trans, 
and adm. 30th Oct. 1789 ; died 25th June 
1809, aged 57. He marr. Isabella Edmon- 
ston, who died 5th May 1840, and had issue 
James : Andrew, accountant in Edinburgh ; 
Isabella, died 1st June 1827 ; Mary, died 
young. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xiv.). 

JOHN BROWN, born 9th May 1778, 
only son of Thomas B., shoemaker, 
Glasgow ; educated under Prof. Law- 
son in the Associate Burgher Hall, Selkirk ; 
called to Chapel Street Congregation, 
Hamilton, but the Presb. refused to sustain 
the call. He joined the Church of Scotland, 
and was licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 8th 
June 1803; ord. to Gartmore 13th June 
1805 ; pres. by Mary, Countess of Breadal- 
bane ; trans, and adm. 28th June 1810 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow, Nov. 1815). Joined the 
Free Church ; min. of Langton Free Church 
1843-48 ; died 25th June 1848. He marr. 
Marjory (died 7th Oct. 1863), daugh. of 
George Graham of Duniverig, and had 
issue Elizabeth, died young; Thomas, 
D.D., min. of Kinneff and of Dean Free 
Church, Edinburgh, Moderator of Free 
Church Assembly 1890, author of Annals 

of the Disruption, born 23rd April 1811, 
died 4th April 1893; Sir John Campbell, 
K.C.B., surgeon - general, born 13th May 
1813, served with distinction in India, died 
27th July 1890; Elizabeth Gavin, born 
20th March 1815 (marr. John Thomson, 
min. of Mariners Church, Leith) ; Janet, 
born Kith Jan. 1817; Marjory, born 9th 
Feb. 1819 ; Agnes, born 31st July 1821 ; 
Margaret, born 27th Aug. 1823; George, 
born 13th June 1825; Graham, born f>th 
March 1829; -lane Anne, born 13th Jan. 
1832. Publications Vindication of the 
Presbyterian Form of Church < Internment 
(Edinburgh, 1805) ; Exercises for the Young 
(Edinburgh, 1824) ; The Testimony of Ex 
perience to the Utility and Necessity of 
Sabbath Schools (Edinburgh, 1826); Ait 
Examination of the Sentiments of /Socinians 
and Arians, respecting the meritorious cause 
of the Forgiveness of Sin (Edinburgh, 
1827) ; Letter to Dr Chalmers, on the extent 
of the powers which ought to be vested in 
the people in the Settlement of Ministers 
(Edinburgh, 1833) ; The Exclusive claims of 
Pmeyite Episcopalians to the Christian 
Ministry hi<lefensille (Edinburgh, 1842) ; 
l>ri<f Statement of Facts, respecting certain, 
interview* with Her Majesty s Ministers 
(Edinburgh, 1842) ; many contributions to 
the Edinburgh Christian Instructor ; Ac 
count of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., ii.). 
[Diet. Nat. Biog.~\ 


DAVID DUNLOP, probably son of 
David D., Kilpatrick ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow and United Seces 
sion Divinity Hall. Joined the Church of 
Scotland; ord. 1st March 1844; died un- 
marr. 4th April 1864. 

born 30th Aug. 1836, son of James 
1864 Stormonth D. of Lednathie, W.S., 
Kelso, and Elizabeth Moir, daugh. of 
James Tod of Deanston ; educated at 
Edinburgh Univ.; licen. by Presb. of 
Kelso 12th July 1859; ord. 18th Aug. 
1864 ; died unmarr. 5th July 1867. Publi 
cation Sermons preached in the Church 
of a Country Parish, posthumous (private 
circulation : Kelso, 1869.) 




deen. 2:2 ml Xov. 1820, son of James 
15. and Jessie Largie ; educated at 
Grammar School and Marischal College, 
Aberdeen: M.A. (1810); schoolmaster of 
Monymusk, 1813-0: liccn. by Presb. of 
Garioch 7th May 18 10 ; assistant at 
Invercsk ; ord. to Stobo 19th July 1850; 
trans, and adin. 10th Oct. 1807 ; died 14th 
May 1892. lie marr. 17th Oct. 1850, 
.lanettr (died ]2th March 1*92). daugh. of 
\Villiam Bryce, D.D., min. of Aberdour, 
and had issue Jane Graham, l>orn 23rd 
Sept. 1851 ; James William, min. of Temple : 
George Alexander Bryce, merchant, America, 
born 30th Jan. 1855; Isabella Elizabeth 
Janette, horn 8th Aug. 185* (marr. William 
Johnstonc Walker). Publications Eng 
land tfixf S<-<,t1an<l ax hitlitoiced hi/ tlie 
Reformation, Blackwell Prize Kssay (Kdin- 
burgh, 1875) ; Accent and Rhythm e.> ]>lrn<-d 
l>y the Law of Monoprewures (Part I., 
1888); sometime editor of the J/?Wo/m/-y 
Record of the Church of Scotland. 


JOHX PEATTTE, born stli July 1858, 
son of John P., Edinburgh ; educated 
at Edinburgh Univ. : M.A. (1885) ; 

licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1887 ; 

assistant at Alloa: orcl. 14th Sept. 1892. 

Marr. 28th Felt. 1893, Margaret Crombie 

( Irant, Alloa. 


[The church of Longformacus was dedi 
cated by Bishop David cle Bernham, llth 
March 1243. In 1667 the choir was in 
ruins, the church itself being "very ruinous." 
It was rebuilt on the old foundations in 
1730. and a thorough renovation was made 
in 1895. Our Lady s Well is on the Dye 
Water, about a quarter of a mile east of 
the village. The parish was long united 
to Mordington, but was disjoined in 1666. 
Longformacus and Ellem were united in 
1712. and Ellem church was disused.] 

JOHX SPOTTISWOOD, younger son 

1585 f Da . vid 8 of that ilk > mentioned 
as min. in 1585 (Arfs and Dec., 
clviii., 110). See Mordington. 

JOHX DOUGLAS, M.A. ; settled here 
in 1594 ; trans, to Canonbie in 1600. 


GEOBGE RULE, brother of Robert R. 

of Peel walls, Ay ton ; M.A. (St 

Andrews 1000); adm. before 27th 

May 1007 ; a member of Assembly in 1638 ; 

pres. to Lennel by Charles I., 1st Oct. 1041, 

but not settled. The parish was vacant by 

Oct. 1052. He marr. Anna Johnston, and 

had issue Gilbert [it is not unlikely that 

this was Gilbert Rule, afterwards Principal 

of Edinburgh Univ.. though some accounts 

i give Elgin as his birthplace] ; Archibald, 

: probably bailie in Edinburgh ; Isobel; Anna 

(marr., cont. 27th Sept. 1000, Alexander 

Hume of Abbey St Bathans). Reg. Sec. 

Si .l. : Gen. Raj. />.<., Hi., 254 ; llerti id- 

Sat., i., 330 : Milne Home MSS., 70.] 

THOMAS WOLFE, M.A. (St Andrews 

1025); assistant to preceding in 

April 1040 ; licen. by George, Bishop 

of Edinburgh, 7th Xov. 1002 : ord. and 

coll. 10th Jan., and adm. 2nd Feb. 1668 ; 

was still in the charge 24th Oct. 1071. 

[Innenvick Sexs. Reg. ; Re<j. of C oUat.} 

16?2 24th Oct., and coll. 7th Dec. 1672 : 
trans, to Coldingham in 1077. ~[AV/. 
of Co! laf.] 

JOHX BROWN, M.A. : adm. 24th Sept. 
1678 1678 ; trans, to Ellem 1st March 1684. 


ROBERT SMITH, born 1660, son of 
William S., portioner of Monkton- 
liall, and Margaret Carse ; M..A. 
(Edinburgh, 4th Aug. 1677) : tutor in the 
family of Robert, Viscount Oxfuird ; passed 
trials for license before Presb. of Dalkeith, 
and was recommended to the Bishop 4th 
Oct. 1683; pres. July 1684; clem. 10th 
June 1714, when he retired to Dunbar. 
He marr. Janet Taylor, and had issue- 
John, min. of Kincardine - in - Menteith ; 
William, min. of Cranstoun. [Dunlar 
Presb. Reg.; JAS . Ace. of Min.; J/,S . Pedigree 
Li/on Office; A"./>. Advertiser, 20th Xov. 

DUN 7 S] 



DANIEL SINCLAIR, M. A. (Edinburgh, 
2nd April 1705) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Caithness 30th May 1711 ; pres. by 
Sir Robert Sinclair of Longformacus in 
Dec. 1714; ord. 5th May 171,"); died 25th 
Nov. 1734, aged about 48. He marr. Feb. 
1729, Elizabeth, daugh. of Robert Hamilton 
of Airdrie, who survived him. [Lawler 
Tests. ; Tombst.] 

ROBERT MONTEITH, born 1707, son 
of James M., min. of Borgue ; M.A. 
(Glasgow, 29th April 1726): licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcudbright 7th July 1731 ; 
called 31st March, and ord. 12th June 1735 ; 
died 11 th Dec. 1776. He is frequently 
mentioned in the Autobiography of Carlyle 
of Inveresk, while his conduct as a volunteer 
at Prestonpans is sarcastically described in 
Skirving ; s ballad of "Tranent Muir." He 
marr. 21st March 1744, Mary (died Feb. 
1795), daugh. of John Scott, attorney in 
Berwick, and had issue Basil, bom 28th 
Feb. 1745 ; Agnes, born 27th Oct. 1747 ; 
Mary, born 24th Nov. 1748 (marr. 6th Nov. 
1774, Thomas Clark, tenant in Tiptoe, 
Northumberland) : Sinclair, born 20th July 
1750 ; James, born 30th Oct. 1751 ; 
Christian, born 18th Oct. 1753 ; Alex- 
andrina, born 30th Nov. 1754, died 15th 
June 1762; Henry, born 6th July 1756; 
David, born 28th Dec. 1761. Publication 
The Eights of the Clergy to Ajq>ear in 
Defence of the Liberties of their Country, a 
sermon (Edinburgh, 1747). [Tombst. \ Car- 
lyle .s Autob. ; Hogg s Jacobite Belies, ii.] 

SELBY ORD, min. for eleven years of a 
Presbyterian congregation at Cocker- 
mouth ; pres. by Thomas Rait of 
Longformacus, and adm, 25th July 1777 ; 
died 10th July 1814, aged 72. He had con 
siderable medical knowledge, which was 
useful to his people. He marr. Esther 
Sergant, who died 20th Sept. 1787, and 
had issue Nancy or Ann, born 24th June 

1772 (marr. 8th April 1806, Houliston) ; 

Margaret, born 1775 (marr. 28th July 1808, 
John Dods, farmer, Stoneypath) ; Edward, 
born 20th Aug. 1779, joined the army, died 
18th Dec. 1807 ; Thomas, born 1785, died at 
Biggar, 27th Dec. 1859, was widely known 

as a circus proprietor and equestrian. It 
is stated that he always conducted his 
troupe in a body to the parish church in 
the place they happened to be of a Sun 
day. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Mat. Ace., i.). [Scottish Notes 
and Queries, 2nd scr., ii., 107 ; A Sketch of 
the Life of Thomas Ord, 1902.] 


GEORGE BELL, born 1788, son of 
George B., Cummertrees ; became 
schoolmaster of Kirkmahoe ; tutor 
in the family of Professor James Home, 
M.D., of Cowdenknowes, Earlston ; licen. 
by Presb. of Laucler 23rd Sept. 1813 : pres. 
by John Home of Longformacus, and ord. 
llth Feb. 1815 ; died 8th Feb. 1830. He 
marr. 22nd June 1818, Elizabeth Easton or 
Watson, a widow, who died 15th Aug. 1871, 
and had issue Margaret, born 25th April 
1819 ; Elizabeth, born 25th Nov. 1820 ; 
Susan Greig, born 7th June 1822 ; George, 
born 19th March 1824 ; Walter, born 4th 
May 1826 ; Robert, born 3rd March 1828. 

John Home of Longformacus, and 
ord. 6th Sept, 1830 : trans, to Duns 
19th Oct. 1843. 


WALTER WEIR, born 2nd March 1796, 
son of Robert W., merchant, Leith, 
and Margaret Main ; educated at 
Leith High School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; was in early life a merchant in 
Leith ; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 10th 
July 1832 ; assistant at Innerwick and at 
Cupar-Fife; ord. to Walls and Flotta, 
Orkney, 19th July 1837 ; trans, and adm. 
25th Jan. 1844 ; died 10th April 1871. He 
marr. 1st Oct. 1839, Jane M Cormick (died 
25th Sept. 1880), daugh. of Henry David 
Hill, D.D., Prof, of Greek in the Univ. of 
St Andrews, and sometime min. of North 
Berwick, and had issue Robert Walter, 
D.D., min. of Greyfriars, Dumfries. 
Publications The Highway of Holiness 
(Edinburgh, 1849) ; The Hidden One (Edin 
burgh, 1858); The First Fruits of Europe 
unto Christ (Edinburgh, 1870). [Vide 
Glimpses into the Fast in Lammermuir, 
p. 128.] 


GEORGE COOK J.orn 30th An-. ]-lO, 

1871 son ^ * eor o v ^ -) I*-"-, "in. of 
Borgue ; educated at Academy and 
Tniy. of Edinburgh : M.A. (1866), B.D. 
(1869); licen. ly Presb. of Kirkcudbright 
1809; assistant at Ihvncss and at Newton- 
on-Ayr : ord. 7th Sept. 1871; died 25th 
March 1801. He marr. !)th March 1875, 
llelfii, daugh. of Walter Scott Lorrain 
of Loaningdale, Biggar, and had issue 
George, tea planter, Ceylon, born 17th 
March 1870, died Oth June 1915: Walter 
Lorrain, Canadian Pacific Hallway, born 
18th Nov. 1880: Henry Pattullo, M.B.. 
I. M.S., born 13th Xov. 1882. Publication 
Ed. fifth edition of his uncle I )r John 
Cook s ,sV///Vs of jr/v /.v, efi: (Edinburgh, 

L891 -^^> P -D-j assistant to preceding; 
ord. 10th July 1891 ; trans, to St 
Bernard s, Edinburgh, 22nd Oct. 1897. 

1898 ^ >orn Coatbridge, 1st July 1870, son 
of Thomas White H. and Elizabeth 
Burn Davidson ; educated at Hutcheson s 
Grammar School and Univ. of (Glasgow : 
M.A. (1890); Keen, by Presb. of Glasgow 
Oth May 1890; missionary at Arcllui ; 
assistant at St Enoch s Parish, Glasgow: 
ord. 11 th March 1898: dem. 24th Nov. 
1910: settled in British Columbia as a 
real estate agent. Marr. 5th June 1900, 
Frances, claugh. of John Baird and Elizabeth 
M Laws, and has issue Francis William, 
born 20th Oct. 1901 ; Evan Thomson 
Davidson, born 6th March 1905 ; James 
Alexander, born 8th Aug. 1907. 


19U MADILL, B.A.; ord. 9th March 

1911 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Elgin, 8th April 1910. 

1916 Lowick, Northumberland, 24th April 
1886, son of John Brotherston K. 
and Roberta Spence ; educated at George 
Watson s College, Edinburgh, and Edin 
burgh Univ.; M.A. (March 1911); Keen, 
by Presb. of Edinburgh Oth May 1914 : 

assistant at St George s - in - the - Fields, 

Glasgow; ord. 2Gth July, 1910. 


[Of the church dedicated by David de 
Rcrnham, llth March 1243, little more 
than the foundations now remain. Tho 
parish was united to Longformaeus by the 
Commissioners of Teinds, ]3th Feb. 1712.J 

IJ.()BEirr FLINT, reader from 1507 to 
1567 1585. 

MATTHEW LIDDELL, trans, from 
1585 Cranshaws, and adm. in 1585, 
having also Cranshaws and Abbey 
St Bathans in charge, but in 1590 only the 
latter : trans, to Abbey St Bathans in 1591. 
[/fy/. A*s!<i.~\ 


ROBERT LIVINGSTON, mentioned as 
min. in 1594; trans, to Drumelxier 

in 1595. [fiey. Assi /.] 

1595 159f) j trans, to Langton that or 
following year. -[/.V.v. Js.-vV/.] 


charge in 1590 ; trans, to Jiunkle in 
1599, but returned previous to 1008 : 

trans, to Abbey St Bathans before 1024. 

[/rV/. A ***<(.-] 


1624 schoolmaster at Ayton ; min. in 

1024: still min. in 1030. [Re<j. of 

Deeds, cccxcviii., 19th Sept. 1027: Acts 

and Dec., cccxxxvii., 205.] 

ROBERT HOME, M.A. ; min. in 1035 ; 
1635 trans, to Greenlaw before 1645. 

PATRICK HOME, M.A., min. in 1047 ; 

1647 was P ro ^ alt) ly trans, to Hutton in 

WILLIAM HOME, pres. to Edrom 22nd 
1662 May 1648 ; adm. here in 1652 ; still 
min. 17th March 1653 ; shortly after 
wards he was trans, to Avton, 




ZACHARY WILKIE, son of Robert W., 
4 min. of the College Kirk, Glasgow, 
and brother of John W. of Broom-, ancestor of the Foulden family : 
M.-A. (Glasgow 1644). He was named after 
Zachary Boyd, min. of the Barony Parish, 
Glasgow, who left him a legacy of 100 
merks, loth Jan. 1652. He became 
chaplain to George, Karl of Linlithgow, 
with whom he was residing, 20th Sept. 
1641) ; adm. to this parish 13th April 1654 ; 
conforming to Episcopacy, he was coll. 
18th June 1663, and died Dec. 1683, aged 
about 60. He marr. (1) Margaret ( ockburn, 
whose will is dated 1657 : (2) April 1669, 
Margaret Sim son of Innerwick. [Dall^itli 
Prfsb. , Innerwick SVx Reg.: L<tn<l>-r 
Tests.-. Reg. Coll at.} 

JOHN BROWN, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1684 1^73); adm. to Longformacus 24th 
Sept. 1678 ; trans, and adm. 1st 
March, and inst. 3rd April 1684; died 
between 21st Oct. 1713 and 1st June 1714, 
aged about 61. [JAS . Ace. of If in., 1689 : 
Rule s Sec. Vindication} 


[A church was built here about the year 
900. On 7th April 1242 a new church, 
dedicated to St Mungo, was consecrated 
by Bishop David de Bernham. it was re 
built in 1378, and again in 1703. by Sir 
Patrick Hume, first Earl of Marchmont. 
There still remains under the east end 
the vaulted burial aisle where Sir Patrick 
was concealed in 1684. The pulpit frontal 
was the work of his daughter, Lady Grisell 

ADAM HUME, third son of Sir Patrick 
15QO H., fourth of Polwarth, and Eliza 
beth, daugh. of Sir Patrick Hepburn 
of Waughton ; was rector at the Reforma 
tion. He conformed to the Protestant 
faith, and died in 1593. He marr. Christian 
Stewart, and had issue Alexander, died 
30th Nov. 1637 ; Patrick, apprenticed to 
Thomas Admistoun, merchant, Edinburgh, 
17th April 1605 ; Margaret (marr. (1), cont. 

llth July 1586, Patrick Hepburn of East 
Craigs, and (2) Richard Admistoun of that 
ilk) ; Helen (marr. Alexander Cass, min. of 
this parish).-- {/fty/. of Deeds, xii., xxxviii., 
ccxc., 153 ; Scots Peerage, vi., 7 ; Tomlst. ; 
Marchmont Peerage Case} 

1567 1580. 

BELL, reader, 1567 to 


DAVID FORSYTH, trans, from Bolton ; 
adm. about 1585 ; trans, to Logenvood 

about 1592. [Reg. Assig.} 


GALT], son of Patrick (!., miu. of 

Duns: M.A. (Edinburgh, 12th Aug. 

1591) ; min. here in 1593 ; member of 

Assembly in 1602 ; died 6th Nov. 1603, 

aged about 32. [Milne Home J/,S *S . ; Key. 

Assig. ; Edin. Tests. ; Rooke. of the Kirk} 

[COLIN ROW, min. of Drumekier, was 
allowed to demit that parish on 

1 >O4 

account of insufficiency of stipend. 
When the Presbytery met to examine him 
with a view to settlement here, an anony 
mous letter was read, dated 5th Nov. 1604 : 
"There are reports that another is being- 
pushed for the place, and R. s modesty 
may prevent him doing justice to himself, 
yet Demosthenes in his youth stood dumb 
before the people. As the Lord will reward 
you, have regard to the honest innocency 
of that simple soul." This appeal was un 
successful, but he was settled at St Quivox 
soon afterwards. I* relies P resit. Reg} 

William C., portioner of Monkton- 
hall, and uncle of Robert Carson, 
min. of Newton ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 29th 
July 1600) ; min. in 1604 ; was a member 
of the Glasgow Assembly in 1638 : also 
of the Commission of Assembly in 1644, 
1646. He died 2nd Aug. 1651, in his 74th 
year. He marr. Helen, daugh. of Adam 
Hume, min. of this parish in 1560, and had 
issue Agnes, "gudwyfe of the Rig," who 
probably marr. in 1645 Ninian Home of 
Kennetsidehead. [Reg. Assig.; Lauder 
Tests. ; Tonibst., Baillie s Letters ; Steven 
son s Hist. ; Peterkin s Records.} 



from Dunbar ; adm. before 18th June 

. . 

1652 ; conforming to Episcopacy, nc 
was coll. 10th Oct. 1662; trans, to Lennel 
between 25th Aug. and 29th Dec. 1603. 

GEORGE HOLIWELL, was son of 
1664 Thomas H., bailie of Selkirk : 
tutor to Sir Patrick Hume, after 
wards Earl of Marchmont ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 23rd July 1648): coll. to Hilton 
16th Oct. 1662 ; ])res. by Sir Patrick 
Hume ; trans, and inst. 10th May 1664 : 
died 24th Aug. 1701 (the age [67] given 
on his tombstone is probably a mistake). 
He marr. 28th Oct. 1663, Margaret, daugh. 
of Robert I fume, min. of Greenlaw, and 
had issue seven sons, among whom were 
Robert, vicar of Limber Magna, Lincoln 
shire ; Walter, periwig-maker, 1 )uns ; and 
four daughs. A portrait of George Holi- 
well was in possession of his descendant, 
John Ford, provost of Duns, 1916. 
[Lander Tests. ; Polmartk Reg. (Bapt.} ; 
Tomlst.; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689; Rule s 
Sec. Vindication ; Craig-Brown s Selkirk 
shire : Maddison s Lincolnshire Pedigrees.] 

son of Andrew B. of Sauchnell ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 14th July 1659); 
licen. after 6th July 1687 ; ord. to Green- 
law 21st March 1693 ; chaplain to Lord 
Polwarth s Dragoons in 1708; trans, and 
adm. 25th Aug. 1709; died March 1727, 
aged about 88. He marr. (1) (name un 
known), and had issue Patrick, merchant, 
Leith, <le jure sixteenth Lord Borthwick, 
(whose great-grandson, Cunninghame B., 
successfully claimed the peerage before 
the House of Lords in 1870), died 6th Oct. 
1772; Elizabeth (marr. Robert Davidson 
of Marchcleuch) : (2) 17th Jan. 1701, 
Catherine, daugh. of James Lawson of 
Cairnmuir, and had issue Barbara, bapt. 
9th Sept. 1703 (marr. 12th March 1732, 
Patrick Hepburn, writer, Edinburgh); 
Catherine, who died young. [Edin. Mar. 
Reg. ; Scots Peerage, ii., 103.] 

JOHN HUME of Abbey St Bathans, 
1727 Pres- by Alexander, Earl of March 
mont, and ord. 29th Aug. 1727; 
trans, to Greenlaw 26th Sept. 1734. 

WILLIAM HOME, ord. 7th Jan. 1735 ; 
1735 trans, to Fogo 21st Sept. 1758. 


ALEXANDER HUME, son of John H. 

of Abbey St Bathans, min. here ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Duns in 1753; ord. 
to Abbey St Bathans 9th May 1755; 
trans, and adm. 30th Nov. 1758 ; died 
30th July 1768. He marr. (1) 4th Oct. 
1755, Agnes (died 29th Dec. 1764), daugh. 
of William Bryden, baxter burgess, Edin 
burgh, and had issue Elizabeth, born 
15th Sept. 1756 ; Charlotte, born 9th Oct. 
1758 ; Jean, born 9th Nov. 1759 ; Ann, 
born 27th April 1763, died 25th Jan. 1764 ; 
John, born 1st Dec. 1764 : (2) 22nd July 
1765, Janet, daugh. of James Jamieson, 
tenant in Easter Gamelshiel, and had 
issue Elspeth, born 21st Feb. 1767; Alex 
ander (posthumous), born 3rd Sept. 1768. 
She marr. again in Oct. 1779, Thomas 
Jeffrey, in Whitsome Parish, and in 1783 
raised an action of declarator of nullity 
of marriage, but was unsuccessful. Up to 
Whitsunday 1782 she had imposed on the 
Ministers Widows Fund by drawing an 
annuity as a widow ; and to prevent 
similar frauds, an action was raised by 
the Collector against her and her husband, 
who were found liable in reparation by the 
Lord Ordinary (Gardenstone). {Consist. 
Processes, &c., Scot. Record Soci/., No. 776 ; 
Lander Tests. ; Trustees Reports.] 

ROBERT HOME, born 30th Oct. 1744, 
son of William H., min. of this 
parish in 1735, and afterwards of 
Fogo ; educated at Edinburgh Univ. ; 
called 20th April, and ord. 21st Sept. 1769 ; 
was chaplain of Edinburgh Castle, but 
discharged the duties by deputy; died 
FATHER OF THE CHURCH, 25th March 1838. 
He marr. 25th Dec. 1777, Elizabeth (died 
27th April 1822), daugh. of James Murray 
of Wooplaw, and had issue Margaret, 
born 24th Jan. 1779 (marr. 4th Dec. 1798, 
John Murray of Mitchelston and Torquhan, 
Stow), died 9th March 1801 ; Joan, born 
in or about 1780 (marr. 25th Dec. 1806, 
Carlyle Bell, W.S.), died 6th Jan. 1820; 
Mary, born 15th May 1781, died unmarr. 
14th Nov. 1851 ; Janet Gullan, born 10th 





April 1785, died unmarr. 1808 ; Sarah Rod- 
dam, born 25th April 1787, died unmarr. 
1811 ; Frances Dysart, born 20th July 
1789, died unmarr. 12th Aug. 1820 ; Grisell 
Scott, born 30th Oct. 1791, died unmarr. 
1831 ; Elizabeth Murray, born 16th April 
1793, died unmarr. 7th Dec. 1825 ; William, 
midshipman R.N., born 24th July 1794, 
died 8th June 1816, as the result of 
exposure, at the siege of New Orleans ; 
James Gabriel Murray, captain 22nd Bengal 
Native Infantry, born 15th Sept. 1795, died 
at St Helena, 3rd May 1826; Charlotte 
Dorothea, born 7th Feb. 1797, died un 
marr. 8th Feb. 1859; Walter, his suc 
cessor ; James Murray, brevet-major 36th 
Foot, born 4th Oct. 1799, served in Lower 
Canada Campaign, 1814, retired 1852, be 
came agent on the Irish estates of the 
Earl of Listowel, and died at Dumfries, 
21st Feb. 1868 ; Luke Roddam, captain 7th 
Bombay Cavalry, born 15th Dec. 1800, died 
at sea, near Madagascar, 26th March 1826 ; 
Robina, born 23rd Nov. 1802, died unmarr. 
1829. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xvii.). 

WALTER HOME, born 30th June 1798, 
1823 tn i rc l son f preceding; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Duns 7th May 1822 ; pres. by Sir 
William Purves Hume Campbell of March- 
mont, Bart., and ord. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 17th April 1823; res. 25th Oct. 

1881 ; died FATHER OF THE CHURCH, at 
Edinburgh, 17th Oct. 1886. He marr. 10th 
Jan. 1839, Mary (born 1st May 1809, died 
29th Oct. 1902), youngest daugh. of John 
Murray of Wooplaw, and had issue Robert, 
min. of Swinton ; John Murray, banker, 
Edinburgh, born 25th Feb. 1842, died 18th 
May 1912; Margaret Gairdner, born 13th 
July 1844, died unmarr. 29th Jan. 1878; 
Elizabeth Murray, bora 9th Feb. 1847, 
died unmarr. 22nd March 1877 ; Mary, 
born 14th April 1849, died unmarr. 1st 
Feb. 1883. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., ii.). [Geneal. of 
Hume ; Border Almanac, 1887.] 


Feb. 1850, son of William Strachan 
W., min. of Foveran ; educated at 
Univs. of St Andrews and Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1870) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen in 1874 ; assistant at St 
Mary s, Dundee, St Columba s, Oban, 
and at Govan ; ord. (assistant and suc 
cessor) to Durris llth April 1878 ; trans, 
and adm. 21st March 1882 ; clerk of 
Presb. 1891. Marr. 28th April 1891, 
Margaret, daugh. of John Dick Mathie, 
writer, Stirling, and has issue Charles 
Cecil, lieut. K.O.S.B., born 8th Feb. 
1895; Francis Clifford, lieut. K.O.S.B., 
born 20th July 1896; Margaret Evelyn, 
born 27th May 1898, died 23rd Jan. 


[Proposed to lie erected by the General Assembly, 15S1. From 7th Aug. 1690 to 
1 9th Oct. 1098 this Presbytery was united to Duns. The Register begins 7th Aug. 
1090, and is continued to the present time, the only blank being from 7th Jan. to 27th 
March 1694. The Registers previous to 1690 were carried oft at the Revolution by 
some of the outed ministers, and were never recovered.] 


[A church, dedicated to St Denys, 
existed here before the close of the 
twelfth century. St Ebba s Well is near. 
Lamberton, united to Ayton in 1627, Avas 
annexed to Mordington in 1050. A hand 
some church was built at Ayton in 1805, 
at the expense of Alexander Mitchell-Innea 
of Ayton.] 


JOHN FLINT, reader. He frequently 
appears as a witness to charters of 
the Prior of Coldingham from 1552 
onwards, and signs as priest of the Diocese 
of St Andrews." In 1574 he was vicar 
pensioner of Ayton. and was summoned 
for irregularities in connection with the 
administration of the sacraments. He 
compeared before the Assembly, and was 
ordered to abstain from all functions within 
the kirk " till the Superintendent of Lothian 
try his ability and learning." He continued 
reader until 1580. 

ROBERT HISLOP, pres. to the vicar 
age by James VI. (with Lamberton 

lOOO 1 11- \ 11-11 

also under his care) 28th reb. 1585; 
trans, to Whitsome in 1586. 


JOHN HOME, trans, from Langton ; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
10th Nov. 1586; dem. 12th Feb. 
min. of Ladykirk in 1007. 


WILLIAM HOGG [HOG], son and heir 
1601 ^ Thomas H., burgess of Canongate, 
Edinburgh : M.A. (Edinl>urgli, 12th 
Aug. 1592); pres. to the vicarage of Gala- 
shiels by James VI. Jlth Nov. 1599; pres. 
to the vicarage of this parish by James 
VI. l*th Feb. 1001, and again 23rd Jan. 
1011. He was one of forty-two who signed 
the Protest against the introduction of 
Episcopacy, 1st July 1606. In June 1609 
he was a witness at the trial of Logan of 
Restalrig. He died Dec. 1610, aged 38. 
He marr. (name untraced), and had issue 
William of Bogend. advocate, ancestor of 
the Hogs of Harcarse and of Newliston, 
died 21st Nov. 1065; James, apprenticed 
to John Cor, tailor, Edinburgh, 24th June 
1629. [Key. .SVc. Si;/. : Pitcairn s Crim. 
Trials, ii. ; Acts of J arl. ; Carr s Colluiy- 
Itn.iu : Row s Hist. : Forfar Inhih., 17th 
Dec. 1597 ; Nisbef s Ihmldic Plates. ] 


ALEXANDER HOME, M.A., probably 
son of David H., min. of Colding 
ham ; pres. by James VI. to the 
vicarage of Eccles 21st March 1609 : pres. 
by James VI. 20th Feb. 1617; called 
before the Court of High Commission in 
1620 ; died in 1626. He marr. Jean, daugh. 
of Alexander Home, Crossgait of Colding 
ham, who succeeded him in lands that had 
belonged to the chaplaincy of the Virgin 
Mary there, and in other properties. Their 
son, James, was min. of Coldstream. [(, . 




R. Inhilj., 27th March 1616, 19th Sept. 

GEORGE HOME, M.A. (St Andrews 
1627 1615) ; was on the exercise at Had- 
dington 12th July 1626 ; pres. by 
Charles I. 26th Jan. 1627 ; dep., and the 
parish vacant 8th Feb. 1650. Contribu 
tions were made on his behalf by the 
Sessions of Smailholm, 23rd July 1654, and 
Tranent, llth Nov. 1655. He was im 
prisoned for debt in the Edinburgh Tol- 
booth, but released 19th Jan. 1658. An 
Act of Parliament, 18th June 1661, ordered 
a year s stipend of Foulden to be paid for 
his service there, from 1st Dec. 1659 to 31st 
Aug. 1660. He marr. Grizel, only daugh. 
of Alexander Hamilton, Prestonpans, and 
had issue George, eldest son, who had a 
charter of the waulk mill of West Reston, 
6th March 1645 : Alexander : Robert ; Mar 
garet. [Ifaddiityton and jUa?ke/ t/i Presb. 
Reys. ; Smailholm and Tranent >Sesa. Reys. ; 
Reg. >SVc. Siy. \ Act* ParL, vii. ; Rey. of 
Deed*, xx., 63 ; Old Edin. Ch<l> Book, 1912, 
p. 120; Rey. May. Siy. ; JJcrwicJc Max., 
iv., 13; 0. R. Horniny^ 7th Oct. 1669.] 

ALEXANDER GIBSON, of the family 
1652 ^ Gibson of Durie ; M..A. (Edinburgh, 
4th July 1630); Keen, by Presb. of 
Dalkeith 28th March 1633; adm. to the 
Second Charge of South Leith in 1640. The 
Kirk-session, 6th Jan. 1646, petitioned the 
Presb. to use its influence with the patron, 
Lord Balmerino, to advance him to the 
First Charge. The Commission of As 
sembly reminded them that they had no 
right to interfere with the patron s choice. 
For two years he discharged all the duties 
of the First Charge, and "because of his 
extraordinary pains during the pestilence," 
the Session, on 9th May 1647, presented 
him with 800 merks in addition to his 
regular stipend. When the English took 
possession of Leith in 1650, he removed, 
and was app. to supply Dunblane "until 
it sal please God he get back." He was 
adm. to this charge after 12th March 1652, 
and died in Oct. of the same year, aged 
about 42. He marr. 9th April 1646, Jean 
(dead before llth Oct. 1652), daugh. of 
William Meiklejohn, tailor, burgess of 

Edinburgh, and had issue an only daugh., 
Jean (marr. 2nd Jan. 1666, Hugh M Cul- 
loch, writer, Edinburgh). [Y/. 7i . InMb., 
30th Oct. 1666 ; Print/ Seal Eny. Rey., i., 


WILLIAM HOME, trans, from Ellem, 
and adm. after 17th March 1653 : 
conforming to Episcopacy, he was 

pres. by Charles II. 4th Oct. 1662 ; coll. 

20th Jan. 1663; trans, to Loudoun 13th 

Oct. 1664. 

1667 na ^ ve f Ross-shire : M.A. (King s 
College, Aberdeen, 13th July 1658); 
licen. by George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 
18th Aug. 1665; ord. and coll. 29th March 
1667 : pres. by Charles II. 3rd April 1668 ; 
deprived by the Privy Council, 12th Sept. 
1689, for neither reading the Proclamation 
of the Estates, nor praying for William and 
Mary, but for King James, and for not 
observing the Thanksgiving. He w r ent 
afterwards to Ireland. [AV</. Coll at-. ; 
Min. - book R c, /. >SVr. *SV;/., v. ; Lander 
Tests. : J/X Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

GEORGE HUME of Abbey St Bathan.s, 
M.A. : called 18th Sept., and ord. 
23rd Oct. 1694 : trans, on second 
call, to Abbey St Bathans 7th Jan. 1707. 


THOMAS ANDERSON, licen. by Presb. 

1712 of Dalkeith 24tn ^ e P t - 170 ; orcl - to 
Eclrom 25th Sept. 1701 ; called 20th 
Nov. 1711; tran.s. and adm. 27th March 
1712 : died llth March 1751. He marr. 4th 
June 1702, Christian (died 22nd June 1759), 
daugh. of Henry Ferguson, bailie of Edin 
burgh, and had issue Henry ; John, died 
in East Indies ; Isobel ; Christian ; Eliza 
beth. [Edin. Rey. Mar.] 

PATRICK HEPBURN, son of William 

H., min. of Foulis-Wester ; app. a 

teacher in George Heriot s Hospital, 

| Edinburgh, 25th May 1725 ; ord. to Walston 

I 14th Aug. 1734 ; pres. by the Presb. Jure 

devoluto 17th Nov. 1752; trans, and adm. 

14th June 1753 ; died 15th Aug. 1772, aged 

71. He marr. 16th Dec. 1734, Mary (died 

, 6th Feb. 1792), daugh. of William Oliphant, 


[t KESR. OF 

inin. of Smailholm, and had Issue Mary ; 
William: Isobcl (marr. James Hart, min. 
at Doneaster, Yorks, son of Walter II.. min. 
of Bunkle): Jean. [7WW.] 

(ir-X)TIGE HOME of Cunsgreen and 

Monkrig, born 12th Dec. 1749, son 

of Abraham H., min. of Whittinge- 

hame : licen. by Presb. of Duns 1st Dec. 

1771 : iires. by George TIT. loth Sept. 

1772 : orcl. 13th May 1773: dem. 25th 
June 1816 : died at Gunsgreen 1st Sept. 
1830. He marr. 7th Oct. 177-1, his cousin, 
Margaret (died 2nd Dec. 1828. aged 81). 
daugh. of Robert llobertson of Prenderguest 
and Brownsbank, and had issue Abraham. 
his successor : Margaret Ann : Elizabeth, 
liorn 6th May 1778 (marr. George Tough, 
min. of this parish) : Hay, born 13th Nov. 
1779, died unmarr. ; Jean, born 2.">th May 
1782 (marr. .Jan. 1811, William Forman 
Home of \Yeclderburn). Publication 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Xfaf. 
Ace., i.). 

A 1MI A I [AM HOME of (Junsgivui, son 

I79g of preceding; pres. by George III., 

and ord. (assistant and successor) 

29th Aug. 1799; dem. 29th March 1814. 

In 1S21 he was settled at ( ireenlaw. 

(iKOIiCE TOUCH, born 1774, a native 
1814 ^ ^iuburgh > licen. by that Prcsb. 
28th Nov. 1798; ord. by North 
umberland Presbyterian Classis 17th March 
1802; min. of the High Meeting, Berwick - 
on-Tweed ; adm. min. of Beath 17th July 
1812 ; pres. by (ieorge, Prince Regent, 15th 
April, and adm. (assistant and successor) 
13th Oct. 1814 ; died at Edinburgh, 29th 
July 1842. He showed considerable in 
genuity as a mechanic, and made an orrery 
on an improved plan, which was presented 
to (ieorge IV. on his visit to Edinburgh, 
26th Aug. 1822. He marr. 12th Feb. 1814, 
Elizabeth (died at Edinburgh, 9th June 
1849), daugh. of (ieorge Home, min. of 
this parish, and had issue - Margaret Hay 
Home, authoress of The. Ojt criny (Edin 
burgh, 1851), Slathered Fragments (Edin 
burgh, 1864), and other poems, died 21st 
July 1863 ; Mary Anne, born 5th July 1814 
(marr. Piobert Lorimer, M.D., 1 laddington). 

Publications Britain s Borrow and Con- 
solation, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1820); 
Account of the Parish (Xeic titat. Ace., 
ii.). [Tonibst. n } Ediii. Philosaph. Trans.; 
Roi/al Visit; Modern Scottish Poets, v., 286.] 


DANIEL CAMEKON, born 180G, son 
of Duncan C., Glasgow, and Agnes 
Cameron ; educated at Univ. of 
(ilasgow; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 1st 
Oct. 1834 ; ord. to Bridgegate, Glasgow. 
21st April 1836; trans, and adm. 13th 
April 1843; died 22nd May 1882. He 
marr. 12th Dec. 1836, Amelia Xisbett or 
Henderson, ( ilasgow, who died 8th Aug. 
1874, and had issue Amelia Nisbett, 
died 1st Jan. 185"): Daniel, min. of 
Heriot. [ / //< Wheat and the Chaff, 29.] 


AIKEN, born Old Machar, 22nd 
Jan. 1857, son of James A. and 
Ann Isabella Keid : M.A. (Aberdeen 1877), 
B.D. (Edinburgh 1880) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh in 1880; some time a private 
tutor : assistant at Angle Park Chapel, 
afterwards St Michael s, Edinburgh : ord. 
30th Nov. 1882 ; secretary of the Berwick 
shire Naturalists Club, 1903. Publications 
-Ed. ///Wo/-// [Proceedings] of the Bcnvick- 
thire Naturalists Cl-ub, from 1903. 


[Originally a prebend of the collegiate 
church of Dunbar, and afterwards of that 
of Dunglass. Of the church built about 
1150, the fine Norman doorway and part of 
the south wall have survived many changes. 
An old tower with vaulted chambers was 
taken down in 1750. In 1907 the church 
was the subject of an extensive restora 
tion, when a tower and hall were added 
by Edward, second Lord Tweedmouth, in 
memory of his wife, Lady Fanny Churchill. 
In 1912 the third Lord Tweedmouth erected 
an ornamental gateway to the churchyard, 
in memory of his father.] 

NINIAN FORMAN, reader, 1567 to 
1567 1591. 




THOMAS STORIE had at different 
times Bunkle, Preston, Foulden, and 
Hutton under his charge. He re 
sided here from 1578 to 1585, when he 
returned to Foulden. 

THOMAS CRANSTOUN, mentioned as 
min. in 1585. In 1590 the parsonage 
was vacant by non-residence. \_K< (l- 


CHARLES HOME, styled prebendary 
. in 158(5. He was probably the C. H. 

wlio was reader at Home 1571-4, 
and again 1578-85. 

DAVID HOME, M.A. : adm. min. in 
1593 1593; trans, to Oreenlaw in 1(503. 

1607 ^ 01 man y y ears i n the family of 
Itobert Logan of Restalrig ; min. in 
1007. In June 1009 he was a witness at 
the trial of Logan for high treason, llr 
was called before the Court of High Coin- 
mission in 1020. He was dead by 7th 
April 1049, aged 70. He marr. before 
June 1009, Janet Craw or Auchincraw 
(died Nov. 1035), sister of Patrick C., 
"above the gate of Swynewood," and of 
Elizabeth, wife of Peter Home of Ayton, 
and had issue Patrick : John : Margaret ; 
Euphan : Mary. \_Ke<j. Assiy. : Key. Old 
Dec., iv. ; Cromarty s Hist. Ace. ; Pitcairn s 
Grim. Trials, ii. ; Lander Tests. ; Carr s 
Coldinyham ; Calderwood s Hist. ; Council 
on. Tithes, iii. ; Milne Home JAS /S ., 230, 
239 : f r cn. Key. Xas., xxx., 100.] 

PATRICK SMITH, son of preceding, 
1645 w ith whom he was conjoined as min. 
in 1045 : M.A. (Edinburgh, 22nd July 
1037). The Assembly of 1049 approved 
of a sentence of suspension passed upon 
him. In 1047 and 1049 he was served 
heir to lands in West Keston belonging 
to his mother. [Peterkin s Records ; Milne 
Home MSS., 236.] 

FRANCIS CROW [CRAW], born 1027, 
- son of Patrick C. of Heughhead, and 
Elizabeth, daugh. of John Clapper- 
ton, min. of Coldstream : educated in 


France under Louis du Moulin : was for 
a time usher under Webb, a schoolmaster 
in Berwick, and graduated M.A. at St 
Andrews, 22nd July 1047. He was min. 
of this parish in 1053, and belonged to the 
Protesting party. He confessed himself 
guilty of immorality, and fled the country 
in 1058. Some time afterwards he wa.s 
presented to the vicarage of Hundon in 
Suffolk, but was ejected in 1002, under 
the Act of Uniformity. He then preached 
at Ovington in Essex, Clare in the same 
county, and Bury St Edmunds, sometimes 
every day in the week. Having suffered 
persecution, he emigrated to Jamaica in 
1080. Under the Act of Toleration he 
returned to England and resumed his 
labours at Clare, where he died in 1092. 
Publications The Vanity and Impiety of 
Judicial Astrology (London, 1690); Men- 
sal ia tiao d, or Meditations on the Lord s 
Xnij>er., Wherein the Nature of the Holy 
Sacrament is explained. . . . To ichic/t is 
jn fji.i t a brief account of the author s life 
and death (London, 16Q3).[Da/keith 2 resl. 
llcy. ; Lament s Diary ; Calamy s Noncon 
formist s Memorial (Palmer ), iii., 200-70; 
Diet. Nat. Jjioy.] 

in 1059. Conforming to Episcopacy, 
he was coll. 25th Nov. 1002 ; was 

proposed for Tranent 15th Dec. 1005 ; 

trans, to Morebattle after Feb. 10(59. 

JAMES LAWTIE, son of Alexander L. 

of Killhill ; pres. in April, coll. 12th 

and adm. 26th Aug. 1009 ; deprived 

by the Privy Council 10th Sept. 1089, for 

not reading the Proclamation of the Estates, 

nor ] >raying for King AVilliam and Queen 

! Mary. He carried off the kirk-session books 

and the keys of the kirk box, and these 

were recovered only under order of the 

i Sheriff. He opened an Episcopal meeting- 

i house in Eyemouth, and died there, Jan. 

1694. He marr. (1) Jean Home, and had 

issue Margaret ; Marion ; Alexander : (2) 

in Dec. 1679, Anna, sister of AVilliam Blair 

of Balgillo, and had issue lean ; Anna ; 

James ; Isobel ; Elizabeth ; Helen ; Kathe- 

I rine, three of whom were served heirs, 




22nd July 1097. [Duns l i-a-,1. llj, : L<tn<lcr 
Texts. ; Roj. <if ( ollnf.\ In /. l!< t. d cv.. 
7875; J/X. A<r. of Min., 1089; Carr s 
Col<ti)i<ili<tni (where he is culled John}. 107 : 
(, . R. Sat., xli., 343 : G. If. InhH>., 22nd 
-Ian. 1081: Morrison s Dirt., xviii.] 


1)0rn 23ic * ^ u " 1(;24) at I)r y lmr s n , 

parish of Mertoun ; a younger son 
of Ralph E. of Shielfield, Channelkirk, by 
his second wife, Janet Wilson. [Ralph of 
Shielfield was grandson of James E. of 
Balgonie, brother of the fourth Lord 
Erskine, ancestor of the Earls of Mar. | 
He studied at Edinburgh Univ., gradu 
ated M.A. 15th April 1045, and was prob 
ably licen. by Prcsb. of Earlston. In 10-19 
(or according to Calamy and Palmer in 
1659) he was ord. to Cornhill, in North- 
umberland, but was ejected by the Act of 
Uniformity on St Bartholomew s Day, 25th 
Aug. 1002. lie resided for some years at 
Dryburgh, exercising his ministry as oppor 
tunity offered, till April 1082, when he was 
seized by Urquhart of Meldrum, leader of 
the troops on the Borders, and imprisoned 
successively at Melrose, Jedburgh, and 
Edinburgh. Arraigned before the Privy 
Council, he was asked by Sir George 
Mackenzie if he would give his bond to 
cease preaching at conventicles. His reply 
was : " My Lord, I have my commission 
from Christ, and though I were within an 
hour of my death I durst not lay it down 
at any mortal man s foot/ He was fined 
5000 merks, and condemned to the Bass till 
payment of the fine. As his health was 
bad, he requested leave to go out of the 
kingdom, and gave security for the money. 
He then spent two years and a half with 
his family at Parkridge, near Carlisle, after 
which, on the invitation of Philip Grey of 
Preston, he went to reside at Monilaws, 
near his former charge of Cornhill. In 
1685 he was imprisoned with Luke Ogle at 
AVooler and at Newcastle, but was freed 
shortly after by the passing of the Act of 
Indemnity. He took up residence at New 
ton, or Ravelaw, in Whitsome Parish, and 
ministered there for a time, when young 
Thomas Boston was one of his hearers. 

He was called to this charge, and adm. 18th 
Sept. 1690. He died 10th Aug. 1696. He 
marr. (1) 1652, Jean (died 9th March 1070), 
daugh. of David Brown of Park, Earlston, 
and had issue Jean, born at Oalashiels, 
2,8th June 1053 (marr. 17th Dec. 1086, 
George Balderston, surgeon, Edinburgh); 
Elizabeth, born at Wooler, 1st May 1655, 
died young: Philip, rector of Knaresdale, 
Northumberland, born at Wooler, 27th 
Dec. 1657: Katherine, born at Cornhill, 
12th Aug. 1659: Elizabeth, born 7th Feb. 
1000; John, born at Dryburgh, 29th April 
1003 : Rachel, born at Dryburgh, 2nd Nov. 
1665 : William, born at Dryburgh, 8th Oct. 
1669: (2) 1st Sept. 1674, Margaret (died 
14th Jan. 1725), daugh. of Hugh Halcro, 
Fsle of Weir, Rousay, Orkney, and Margaret 
Stewart, and had issue Ebenezer, min. at 
Portmoak, born at Dryburgh, 22nd June 
1680, and Ralph, min. of Dunfermline, 
born at Monilaws, 15th March 1085, 
Founders of the Secession Church (1732); 
Margaret, born at Carlisle, 17th Jan. 1683. 
[A elso Pi exli. Ri <j*. ; Christian M<i;/., vii. : 
Calamy : s Contimiation, ii. ; Eraser s Lire* 
of E. nnil R. ErsJiinc ; Brown s Gospel 
Trutk; Dirt. Xnt. ]>ioy.\ MacEwen s T/ir 
AY,s/r//<r,s ; E. E. Scott s Erskine-IIalcro 
Genealogy; Taits Harder Clnwh Life, ii., 
69; J. Wood Brown s Covenanters of the 

WILLIAM MILLER, M.A.; called 27th 

trans, to Meigle 1702. [A eta of 
Ass., 1701, 1702.] 


: ]-:()lJ(.JE HOME of Broadhaugh, second 
son of Alexander H. of Kennetside- 
head, who was put to death as a 
Covenanter in 1082, and Jean Home; licen. 
by Presb. of Duns Gth Oct. 1702: called 
18th Oct. 1703, and ord. 13th March 1704 ; 
died 5th Oct. 1755. He marr. 19th Aug. 
1706, Catherine (bapt. 20th -Jan. 1678, died 
17J5), daugh. of -John Home of Ninewells, 
and aunt of David H., the historian, and 
had issue Alexander, min. of Stichill ; 
Abraham, his successor; Rachel, bapt. llth 
-Ian. 1713: Joseph, bapt. 26th Feb. 1714; 
George, baker, Edinburgh, bapt. 7th June 



1716; Margaret, bapt. 25th March 1718 
(marr. 23rd Nov. 1743, Robert Robertson 
of Prenderguest), died 30th July 1780. 
After his death a dispute arose between 
his executors and Walter Anderson, his suc 
cessor, concerning the half-year s stipend, 
it being argued that but for the change in 
the calendar in 1752 II. would have died 
before Michaelmas. The Lords of Session 
decided that the old calendar ruled, and 
that H. died before Michaelmas according 
to that style. [Lander Test*.; Morrison s 
Dec., xvii.] 

ABRAHAM HOME, son of preceding: 
17 ^ ord. (assistant) 17th Feb. 1741. The 
patron, William Hall of Whitehall, 
raised an action in the Court of Session 
against the Presb., which was settled by 
the minute being altered to state that he 
had been ord. assistant only. I )espite this, 
he sat and voted regularly at the Presb. 
meetings, even when his father also voted. 
He was trans, to Whittingehame 23rd 
March 1748. 


burgh, 18th March 1742) : licen. by 
I resb. of Duns 5th Xov. 1744; 
assistant at Chirnside in 1750: pres. by 
William Hall of Whitehall, and ord. l. Uli 
May 1750 ; D.D. (Marischal College, Aber 
deen, 1769) ; died unmarr., 2nd June 1800. 
Publications The. History of Crucsm, Kitnj 
of Ltjdia, in four parts (Edinburgh, 1755): 
The History of France duriny the Rcirjns 
of Fraud* II. and Charles IX., 2 vols. 
(London, 1769); The History of France 
from the Commencement of the Reign of 
Henri/ III., and the Rise of the Catholic 
League to the Peace of Vervins and the. 
Establishment of the Famous Edict of 
Nantes in the Rcvjn of Henri/ IV., and 
from the Commencement of the Revjn of 
Louis X1I1. to the (General Peace of 
Minister, 3 vols. (London, 1775-83); The 
Philosophy of Ancient Greece Investi 
gated (London, 1791) ; Lectures on Parts 
and Portions of the Psalms of David 
(Edinburgh, 1797): Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Xtat, Ace., xiv.). [Morrison s 
Dec., xvii. ; Scots Ma<j., xix. ; Diet. Nut. 


THOMAS LOGAN, a native of Carn- 
wath ; M.D. (Edinburgh 1799) ; was 
the friend and associate of John 
Leyden, Brougham, Thomas Brown, and 
others, who formed a society known as the 
Academy of Physics, of which Logan was 
joint secretary ; licen. by Presb. of Lanark 
30th July 1800 ; pres. by Sir James Hall of 
Dunglass, Bart., and ord. 16th April 1801 ; 
died 30th Jan. 1838, aged 61. He marr. 
27th March 1804, Agnes Watt, Symington, 
Lanarkshire, who died 21st Aug. 1813, and 
had issue James, min. of Swinton ; Eliza 
beth ; Agnes; Euphemia. Publication 
Diaxertatio mediea inauffuralis de Dys 
pepsia (Edinburgh, 1799). [Chambers s 
liioij. Diet.] 

JAMES WILSON, born 23rd June 

1838 1809 fiftl1 son of (;eol S e W-> 
fanner, Chapelhill and Cockburns- 

path Tower ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow : licen. by Presb. of Dunbar 3rd April 
1833 ; assistant to preceding ; pres. by Sir 
John Hall of Dunglass, Bart., and ord. 14th 
May 1838 ; died unmarr., 8th May 1870. 


born Fraserburgh, Oth March 1834, 
son of John S., Elgin, and Elizabeth 
Williamson : educated at Elgin Academy 
(dux 1851), at King s College, Aberdeen, 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; schoolmaster of 
Alves, 1854-0 : assistant to Professor of 
Humanity at Edinburgh Univ. in 185S ; 
licen. by Presb. of Elgin llth May 1804; 
Inspector of Church Schools in Scotland in 
18(55 (of which he reorganised 250); pre 
pared for the S.P.C.K. the statement for 
them on their schools presented to Com 
mission to enquire into Scottish Schools in 
1807 ; pres. by Alexander Mitchell-lnnes 
of Ayton, and ord. 30th Sept. 1870; retired 
to Edinburgh in 1909. 

ALFRED M KEACHIE, born Newton- 

1909 ^ tewart > 4tl1 Jul y 1882> son of Alex " 

ander M. and Jean Goudie ; educated 
at Ewart High School, Newton-Stewart ; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1904); licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews 25th May 1906 ; missionary 
at Blairmoor, Alberta, Canada ; assistant 
at Inveresk ; ord. (assistant and successor) 



3rd Sept. 1909. Marr. 30th April 1912, 
Sybella Leonore, daugh. of David Hunter 
and Elizabeth Graham, and widow of 
George J)uncan Sloan, M.F.., Ch.B., and 
has issue Moira Scott, born 12th Aug. 
1914 ; Kenneth Alfred Alexander, born 
2nd Xov. 191 G. 


[The church, dedicated to St Mary, 
belonged to the Priory of Coldingham till 
the Reformation. On the high promon 
tory of St Abb s Head in this parish, St 
Ebba, daughter of Ethelfrith, King of 
Northumberland, and sister of St Oswald, 
founded a double convent of monks and 
nuns. This she ruled as abbess till her 
deatli in 683. Some years later the build 
ing was destroyed by fire. In 1090 King 
Edgar founded a Benedictine priory, dedi 
cated to the Virgin Mary, St Cuthbert, 
and St Ebba, It was built at Coldingham, 
over two miles inland, from the remains 
on St Abb s Head. In 1509 the monastery 
passed under the rule of the Abbey of 
Dunfermline, After the Reformation the 
priory church was used for parochial pur 
poses, and much of the ancient structure 
survives in the existing parish church.] 

WILLIAM LAMB, one of those whom 
the first General Assembly of the 
1567 Reformed Church, 20th Dec. 1560, 
thought " apt and able to minister " ; adm. 
in 1567. In 1574 Ayton and Lamberton 
were in the charge. He died llth March 
1583, and in his will he commends "his 
spirit to God, his bodie to be erdit in the 
kirkyaird of C., willing and beseking the 
parochinars thereof to ordour that place 
to be mair cumlie and decentlie kept then 
it hes been in tyme bygane." [JJooke of 
the Kirk; Reg. Min. and Assi j. ; Keith s 
Hist. ; Calderwood s flist., ii., 45]. 

DAVID FORSYTH, reader; trans, to 
1571 Bolton in 1580. 

DAVID HOME, min. of Foulden in 

1567, of Oldhamstocks in 1569, of 

1584 Aldcambus in 1580, and of this 

charge in 1584. He was a member of 

Assembly May 1586, and dissented from 

the annulling of the sentence of excom 
munication against Archbishop Adamson. 
He was pres. to the vicarage before 14th 
June 1592, and was dead by 1600. He 
marr. Janet Hopper [Happer], who in 
1600 occupied a cottage and two acres in 
Coldingham, and had issue David, M.A. ; 
Alexander, M.A,, Commendator of Eccles, 
probably also min. of that parish ; Thomas ; 
William, lessee of the teinds of Eccles in 
1620. Publication Three Letters (vide 
}Vodrow M~iscelL). [Jjerwick .S a.s., iv., 94 ;. 
Key. Astiy. : Rey. of Deeds, xxxi. ; Row s 
and Calderwood s llixts. ; Milne JFom< 
MSS.) 54, 196: Eeij. of Deeds, civ., 6th 
Feb. 1605.] 


Andrews 1582); schoolmaster of this 
parish in 1590 ; min. in 1593 : with 
Smith of Chirnside and Home of Ayton 
he was a witness at the trial of Logan of 
Restalrig, 1609, and was then aged 50. He 
was pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
before 7th June 1611, and died before 1630. 
He marr. Christian Lichtharnes, who sur 
vived him, and had issue Alexander, 
apprenticed to Moses Wallace, skinner, 
Edinburgh, 8th Xov. 1609 : Alison (marr., 
cont. 26th March 1630, Robert Air in 
Renton). [AVv/. Atsiy.; Pit cairn s (Jriin. 
Trials, ii. ; Carr s Hist. : liey. of Deeds, 
cccclviii., 244.] 


WILLIAM DOUGLAS of Stoneypath, 
\Vhittingehame ; pres. to the vicar 
age by James VI. 7th Feb. 1615 ; 
was one of fifty mins. who signed a Pro 
test to Parliament in favour of the Liber 
ties of the Kirk, 27th June 1617 : trans, 
to Whittingehame in 1621, but apparently 
not settled there until 1627. [Calder 
wood s Hist., ii., 126 : iii., 675 ; iv., 649.] 


wood, eldest son of Christopher K. ; 
M.A, (Edinburgh, 25th July 1612); 
min. of Spott in 1618 ; pres. by James VI. 
22nd Jan. 1622 ; dem. before 10th Jan. 
1639. His demission was refused, and he 
was dep. before 6th May 1641 for adultery. 
He died before 1646. He marr. (1) 24th 
May 1617, Marion, daugh. of Edward 




Hepburn, min. of Prestonkirk, and had 
issue Anna (marr. William Paxton, por- 
tioner of West Reston) ; Alison ; Margaret : 
(2) 27th June 1039, Agnes, daugh. of 
Thomas Mawer, advocate, and had issue 
Patrick ; Christopher. [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Edin. Marr. Rey. : Acts Part. ; Baillie s 
Lett. ; Stevenson s Hist. ; Milne Home, 
MSS., 193 ; Gen. Rey. Sets., xli. 174, xlix. 44 : 
G. K. Tnhib., 14th Jan. 1605, 24th Aug. 
1GGG, and 21st Dec. 1007.] 

to John, Lord Linton ; afterwards Arch 
bishop of Glasgow and of St Andrews ; 
was pres. by Charles I., 10th Jan. 1039, but 
not settled. Rey. Sec. Sig.] 

SAMUEL DOUGLAS, M.A. ; pres. by 

Charles I. Gth May 1041 ; suspended 

June 1048, and dep. by the Presb. 

On the recommendation of the Assembly, 

the Commission on 14th Feb. 1051 "do 

open his mouth and declare him to be in 

capacity for the ministry " ; trans, to Eccles 

after Oct. 1052. [Key. Sec. Sig.: Ifaddiiigf,i 

Pre&b. Rey. ; Acts of Ass. ; Baillie s Letters.] 

DAVID HUME, son and heir of James 
H. of Whitsomehill ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 30th July 1646); adm. in 
1658; deprived by Act of Parliament llth 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662. He preached in the house of a 
Mrs Paton, Edinburgh, in the beginning of 
1669 ; for this the Provost and Magistrates 
were fined 50. A warrant was issued for 
his apprehension by the Privy Council, 4th 
June 1674, and letters of intercommuning 
were passed against him 3rd Aug. 1676. 
He opposed the Indulgence, and joined the 
field preachers in 1679, but did not go to 
an extreme length. He was one of two 
deputies who interviewed the Duke of 
Monmouth before the battle of Bothwell 
Bridge. After the defeat of the Cov 
enanters, he took refuge in Holland, and 
appeared in a long list of those declared 
fugitive, 5th May 1684. He returned, and 
died at Edinburgh, 15th Dec. 1687, aged 
about 62. He was buried in Greyfriars. 
He marr. (name unknown), and had issue 
a son, James, apprenticed to Jamos Home, 

merchant, 7th Feb. 1677 ; Catherine, buried 
22nd Nov. 1670. He left a journal in MS. 
which has not been recovered. [Berwick 
Sas., iv., 94 ; Wodrow s Hist., ii. 234. iii. 
106 ; Edin. Guild Reg. ; Acts Parl., vii. ; 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 4804 ; Brown s Covenanters 
of the Merse.] 

ALEXANDER HEWAT, M.A. ; min. in 
1663 1003 ; trans, to Eclrom in 100"). 

1665 TYNE], M.A. (Edinburgh, 23rd July 
1025) ; passed trials before the Presb. 
and got a testimonial for license 3rd Oct. 
1627 ; pres. to Garvald, and inst. 13th Sept, 
1637 ; dep. 4th Oct. 1649 for " profanation 
of the name of God," etc. He intruded at 
Drumoak in 1053, but was rcponed to the 
ministry 2nd Feb. 1054, on condition that 
he should not accept a charge without 
special consent of the Presb. He was 
pres. to Edrom, and coll. there llth Nov. 
1662. In the following year he exchanged 
with the min. of this charge ; was pres. 
by Charles II. 17th Feb. 1604 ; adm. in 
1005, and was still min. llth Oct. 1GG8. 
He marr. before 3rd Jan. 1044 (name un 
known), and had a son, James, who received 
300 merks under the will of his relative, 
Thomas Bannatyne of Newhall, 30th Nov. 
1044. \_Rey. See. Sig. ; Ilutton Sess. Rey. ; 
Haddinytoii Pres//. Rey. ] 

Samuel D., min. here in 1041 ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh 1GG9) ; adm. min. of 
Longformacus in 1G72 ; pres. by Charles 
II. 15th Oct. 1077 ; deprived by the Privy 
Council, 8th Sept, 1689, for not reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates, nor praying 
for William and Mary. He was accused 
of taking away the Presb. Records. He 
died Jan. 1704, aged about 55. He marr. 
Margaret Bannatyne, probably daugh. of 
his predecessor, and had issue Samuel 
of Burnhouses ; Helen (marr. 27th Dec. 
1729, John Johnston, writer, Edinburgh) ; 
Katherine (marr. July 1735, Yaxly David 
son, merchant, Edinburgh). [Min.-book 
Rey. Sec. Sir/., v. ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; 
Edinburgh Marriage Reg. ; Treasury Sed. 
Rook, 22nd July 1696.] 



[The parish w;is vacant for several years, 
the majority of the heritors being in 
sympathy \vitli the Episcopal mins. who 
conducted services at Coldingham and 
Eycmoutli. Ultimately the Synod sent 
assessors to assist the 1 ivsb. in their choice 
of a minister.] 


JOHN DYSART, born 1660: M.A. 
((ilasgow 1080): ord. min. of a 
Presbyterian congregation at I hdton, 
Northumberland, 1080 : adm. min. of Lang- 
ton 30th April 1091 ; elected by the Presb. 
jure <?e> o/i(to 1st May, trans, and adm. 24th 
July 1 694 . It was necessary to call a military 
force to prevent a riot at his settlement, 
and for some time afterwards he carried 
two pistols to the pulpit, which he laid 
down openly on each side of him. He 
died before Jan. 1720, leaving 200 to the 
poor of the parish. He was a man of great 
force of character and strength of will, and 
a resolute defender of the Presbyterian 
cause. During his ministry he held 1169 
meetings of his Kirk-session, and most of 
the leading men of his parish were at one 
time or other brought before it. By the 
close of his ministry he had made himself 
a power in the district, and even those 
opposed to his church views recognised his 
sincerity and courage. He marr. (1) 17th 
Jan. 1699, Elizabeth (died May 1702), 
daugh. of John Bishop, Cockburnspath, 
and had issue John ; Elizabeth (marr. her 
father s successor) ; a son, who died at birth, 
1702: (2) 31st Dec. 1703, Mary, daugh. of 
the Hon. William Sanclilands of Couston, 
son of John, fourth Lord Torphichen, and 
widow of Major Menzies of Culdares. and 
had issue Matthew, min. of Eccles. l). ; s 
widow gifted to the Kirk-session a silver 
cup and a pewter baptismal basin, 7th 
April n%<o.[Edin. Marr. and Set*. Key*. : 
Boston s Jfem.; Carr s Hist.; Murray s Blot/. 
Ami. : Thomson s Coldinr/ham ; Notes !/ 
C. ft. Romanes.] 


ROBERT BRYDONE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
21st April 1709): liccn. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 3rd June 1719; elected 
by the Town Council of that city conjunct 
preacher at Skinner s Hall (Chapel-of-Ease) 

in Dec. following; called to this parish 
15th Sept. 1724: pres. by George I. 31st 
Jan., and ord. (colleague and successor) 
nth May 172.1: died 17th March 1761, 
aged 74. He marr. 3rd June 1727, Eliza 
beth Dysart (died 20th May 1764), only 
daugh. of his predecessor, and had issue 
nine children, who all died in comparative 
youth, except John, born 9th Jan. 1730, 
died 17;").") ; Matthew, merchant, Berwick, 
born 3rd Feb. 1731 : Patrick, F.P..S., 
author of A Tour throuyh Xicili/ anil 
Ma/fa, born 5th Jan. 1736, died 19th 
June 1818; Robert, born 23rd March 1740. 
[Patrick B. marr. Mary, eldest daugh. of 
Principal Roller tson of Edinburgh Univ., 
and by her had three daughs. Mary, wife 
of the second Earl of Minto ; Elizabeth, 
wife of Admiral Sir Charles Adam of 
Blairadam ; Williamina. who marr. Gilbert 
Elliot, D.D., Dean of Bristol. He is 
thus alluded to in Marmion, canto vi., 
stanza 18 

" Hard by in hospitable shade [Lennel House] 
A reverend pilgrim dwells. 
Well worth the whole Bernardino brood 
That ere wore sandal, frock, or hood." 

Robert Burns visited Patrick Brydone at 
Lennel, 7th May 1787, and wrote of Mrs 
B. as "a most elegant woman in person 
and manner, and the tones of her voice 
remarkably sweet."] [Tomlst. : Carr s I fist.-. 
Murray s Bio<j. Ann. ; Diet. Nat. Bio<j. : 
Wallace s Burns, ii., 104.] 

JOHN JOLLY, liccn. by Presb. of 
1761 Chirnside 4th Jan. 1757 ; ord. min. 
of Simprin 12th May 1757 ; pres. 
by George III. 1st May, and trans, and 
adm. 17th Sept. 1761 ; died 9th Nov. 1792, 
aged 60. He marr. (1) 27th Oct. 1757, 
Jean Waddell, who died without issue, 31st 
Dec. 1783: (2) 18th Sept. 1787, Elizabeth 
Paxton, .Berwick, who died without issue 
at Lochcarron, 18th Dec. 1829, aged 73. 

JAMES LANDELL, born 1756, son of 
1793 "WMi ara L., farmer, Coldinghamlaw ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh); licen. by the 
Northumberland Classis in 1781, and ord. 
by it 8th March 1787, min. of the Scots 
Church, Widdrington ; pres. in April, and 




adm. 13th Aug. 1793; killed by & fall 
from his horse, 18th April 1827. He was 
a cultured musician, and the composer of 
Coldinrjhwn, and other psalm tunes. He 
marr. 6th Jan. 177G, Janet Harriot, who 
died 15th Aug. 1840, and had issue Grace, 
born 14th Oct. 1776; William, bora 6th 
July 1778, educated for the ministry and 
applied for license, but withdrew and 
became Supervisor of Excise; Margaret, j 
born 26th Sept. 1780 (marr. David Walker, ! 
schoolmaster of Earlston), died 31st Oct. 1 
1852; James, lieut. 60th Foot, born 9th j 
Nov. 1783; George Richardson, lieut. of . 
Marines, lost his right arm at Trafalgar, 
born 2nd May 1785; Thomas, born 23rd 
Dec. 1786 ; Harriet, born 18th April 1788 
(marr. 2nd July 1810, William Hose); 
Alexander Renton, born 13th Sept. 1792; 
Jane Home, born 24th Sept, 1796 (marr. 
Samuel Watson). [Tombst.] 

son of Alexander R. of Frcnderguest, 
and Philadelphia, daugh. of Robert 
Lambe, vicar of Norham ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of 
Chirnside 10th Aug. 1824 ; pres. by George 
IV. 28th May, and ord. 20th Sept. 1827; 
died 6th July 1847. He marr. 17th Feb. 
1829, Jane (died 20th Dec. 1843, aged 38), 
eldest daugh. of John Dickson of Peelwalls, 
Ayton, and had issue Alexander Phila 
delphia Lambe, M.D., bom 25th Dec. 1829 ; 
John Dickson, born 1st Aug. 1831 ; George 
Hogarth, born 30th Aug. 1834. 

DAVID MUNRO, born St Andrews, 
2nd Oct. 1817, son of Alexander M. 
and Isabella Walker ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews 1839 ; assistant at Ceres, 
Muthill, Drainie; ord. to Scots Church, 
Tweedmouth, 17th April 1845; pres. by 
Queen Victoria ; trans, and adm. 5th Nov. 
1847 ; died 24th Oct. 1902. He marr. 31st 
Oct. 1854, Margaret (died at Dunbar, 14th 
June 1909), daugh. of Robert Stevenson, 
farmer, Lowick, and Dorothy Main, and 
had issue Isabella Walker, born 19th Aug. 
1855 (marr. 1880, Thomas Cormack, captain 
in the Merchant Service) ; David Alexander 
Stevenson, born 29th Jan. 1857; Robert 

Stevenson, born 19th Feb. 1859 ; Thomas 
Murray, born 2nd Aug. 1863; Sarah 
Margaret, born 30th July 1865 (marr. 1896, 
James Purves, tea-planter, India); Mary 
Ann Helena, born 19th May 1867 ; William 
Lockhart, born 7th June 1872, died 27th 
Sept, 1876 ; Edith Grace, born 4th Sept. 




born Edinburgh, 1st March 1872, 
son of Donald L., Surveyor of Taxes, 
Argyllshire, and Catherine, daugh. of 
Thomas Alexander, farmer, Aberdeenshire ; 
educated at Edinburgh Academy; M.A. 
(Edinburgh 1891), B.D. (1896); licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh May 1896 ; assistant 
at St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh ; ord. (assist 
ant and successor) 4th Nov. 1898. Marr. 

(1) 10th April 1901, Edith Home (died 9th 
Jan. 1902), youngest daugh. of Sir Samuel 
Stirling, Bart,, of Glorat and Renton : 

(2) 6th Sept, 1904, Annie, daugh. of George 
Gilchrist, farmer, Coldingham, and Jessie 
Lyon Dunlop, and has issue Allan Donald, 
born 3rd Dec. 1907; Jessie Dunlop, born 
15th April 1910 ; Sheila and Eileen (twins), 
born 7th Oct. 1913. 


[A priory of Cistercian nuns was founded 
at Coldstream in 1125, by Gospatrick, third 
Earl of Dunbar. To it belonged the Parish 
Kirk of Lennel and the chapels of the 
Hirsel and St Mary ; s, Bassendean (in West- 
ruther). This convent was destroyed by the 
English in 1 545. Its lands were afterwards 
alienated by royal grants. The church of 
Lennel was dedicated by Bishop David de 
Bernham, 31st March 1243. The chapel 
of the Hirsel disappeared before 1627, 
and was never afterwards rebuilt. The 
church of Lennel, of twelfth-century work, 
was for long the parish church. In 1705, 
because the building was ruinous and too 
small, a new church was erected at Cold- 
stream by Charles, Earl of Home. The 
Earl of Haddington and Ker of Graden in 
the Merse repaired the old church at Lennel 




and removed the stone roof, but in 1718 the 
new building in Coldstream was declared 
the parish church. A new church was 
erected in 15)09.] 

1574 JOHN LYCHTBODTE, reader. 

JOHN CLAPPERTOX, a native of the 
1576 county, was in 1570 exhorter at 
Livingston ; trans, to Jfutton in 
l.")71 : ti-an.s. and adni. in 1570, when 
Simprin also was in the charge ; app. by 
the Ceneral Assembly that year as Visitor 
of Merse and Laininennuir : this was 
several times renewed: in 1583 his dis 
trict extended from the Forth to Berwick, 
lie was apprehended, 25th May 1584, by 
two archers of the Guard, and taken to 
Edinburgh. He was charged, 7th Dec. 
following, with not giving obedience to 
his Ordinary, and was one of those who 
signed an address to the King on that 
matter. At the Assembly, 1586, he 
dissented against annulling the sentence 
which had been passed upon Archbishop 
A damson. While acting as one of the 
Commissioners of the Assembly at Edin 
burgh, he was ordered by His Majesty, 
21th Nov. 155)0, to leave within twenty-four 
hours and attend his congregation. By 
the Assembly, 1000, he was appointed con 
stant Moderator of the Presb., which was 
enjoined by the Privy Council, 17th Jan. 
thereafter, to receive him as such within 
twenty-four hours after notice, under pain 
of rebellion. Charged by the Synod to 
demit that office, he did so, for which he 
was called before the Privy Council, where 
he expressed his readiness to accept it 
of new. After this he appears to have 
been wholly submissive to the measures 
of the Court. He died in 1017. He was 
a member of at least sixteen General 
Assemblies. Calderwood says of him, 
"The man was ambitious, and readie to 
embrace any preferment. " He marr. (1) 
1574, Joanna Spence, Chirnside, and had 
issue Samuel Spence, colonel of horse 
under C-ustavus Adolphus, and Governor 
of Finland, born 1570, died at Womer, 
1022 ; Christian, born 1580 (marr. 1600, 
Alexander Lander of Gunsgreen) ; Anne, 
bapt. at East Xisbet Chape], 1585 (marr! 

1604, Kobert Brounfield of Todridge) ; Mar 
garet, born 1589 (marr. 1010, Robert 
Lauder, W.S., Edinburgh); Elspeth, born 
1592 (marr. 1013, Patrick Craw of Heug- 
head); John, min. of Ednam ; George, 
born 1598 : (-2) 1011, Barbara Seton of 
Xottridge, near ITaddington, and had 

! issue William, min. of Coldstream; Pat- 

I rick, born 1015. His widow survived him 
and marr. secondly, Andrew Ramsay, min. 
of Eyemouth, and thirdly, John Poole in 

, Tranent). [Reg. Assiy. : Reg. of Deeds, 
xxxi., xxxvi. ; Reg. Priri/ Count-. : tit 
Amlreu s > ////. mid Test. Regs.: Hook? <>j 
tin Kirk ; Calderwood s /fist., iv., 72 : 
Pitcairn s Ciim. Trials, ii. ; Inq. R ( <t. G en., 
1097 ; Re*,, of Deed*, ccccx., 370 : -/. R. 
Jtdtll., 10th Dec. 1017: Act* niid Dee., 

\ cccxxxii., 372.] 

FRANCIS HEPBURX, son of Francis 
161? H. and Margaret Cockburn ; M.A. 
(Kdinburgh, 25th July 1012); pres. 
by James VI. 18th Nov. 1017; was still 
min. 23rd Nov. 1038, but subsequently 
deprived. He had issue Thomas, eldest 
son. [AVf/. See. tiif/. : tied. Hool; of Te nuh : 
Stat. Rep., 1027 ; Re<j. of Dee<h, dxxx., 113 ; 
(, . It. Inhih., Oth Sept, 1037.] 

A\ TLLTAM CLAPPEHTOX, born 1613 : 
son of John C 1 ., who was min. in 1570, 
mentioned as min. in 1035). Pie died 
before 19th Jan. 1642. His brother Patrick- 
was his heir. [Gen. Reg. tins., 1., 343.] 

THOMAS HEPBURX, M.A., min. in 

1641 1G41 J trans, to Oldhamstocks in 
1042.-[AV/. Sec. Sic/.} 

JAMES HOME, son of Alexander H., 

1642 min< of A y ton ; pres. by Charles 1. 
1st Dec. 1041 ; adm. in 1042 ; still 

min. in 1053, but was probably deprived ; 
died before 14th Jan. 1071. He marr. 
Janet, daugh. of John Arnot of Hoprig, 
and had issue James, writer, Edinburgh, 
his heir; Margaret, died 1700; Jean (marr. 
Alexander Kinnear, writer, Edinburgh); 
Rachel (marr. John Home, min. of Greeii- 
law). [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Peebles Presb. Reg.\ 
Inq. Ret. Gen,, 5387, and Henrick, 381; 
G. R. Sns. t Iv., 395.] 






1659 * AW) ^"^ ^ t Andrews, r)tn J une 
1638): ord. to Lander in 1652; 
trans, and adm. in 1659 ; deprived by Act 
of Parliament llth June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; died before 
2nd April 1685. He marr. Isabel Mait- 
land, probably of the Lauderdale family, 
and had issue James, his heir ; Margaret, 
assisted by the Presb. in 1700 as "the 
daughter of an outed minister"; William, 
buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 17th 
March 1692. [> //, (Keho Presl.) fief/.; 
Lothian Xyn. Rey. ; Edin. Rey. A ax. : Wod- 
row s Hint. ; Inq. Ret. (Jen., Berwick, 420, 
and (!en., 6634.] 

DAVID ROBERTSON, son of James 
. _ R., min. of Cranstoun ; M.A. (St 
Andrews, 2nd May 1639) ; adm. 
(assistant) at Dunbar 19th April 1644 ; 
trans, to Folwarth, and adm. before 18th 
June 1652 ; conforming to Episcopacy, he 
was coll. 16th Oct. 1662 ; trans, and adm. 
after 25th Aug. 1663; died May 1685. 
Ho marr. Agnes (died 29th May 1694), 
daugh. of Andrew Stevenson, min. of Dun- 
bar, in whose right he entered burgess and 
guild-brother of Edinburgh, 10th April 1678, 
and had issue Andrew ; Patrick, min. of 
of Eclrom, ultimately vicar of Berwick-on- 
Tweed, who was served heir 26th Jan. 1700. 
[Duns Presb. and Edin. Guild Regs. ; : 
Lander Tests.; Greyfriars Burials; Inq. \ 
Ret. Gen., 8200.] 

THOMAS BLAIR, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1686 14th March 1672) ; was a preacher 
13th June 1680 ; inst. to Tynning- 
hame 26th May 1684 ; trans, and adm. 
before 19th Jan. 1686 ; deprived by the 
Privy Council, 26th Sept. 1689, for not 
praying for King William and Queen 
Mary, nor reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates. In 1713 he was in charge of 
Cornhill, Northumberland, and in 1728 he 
was inst. to the united curacies of Cornhill 
and Branxton ; died 23rd Aug. 1736, aged j 
about 85. He marr. Christian (died 23rd i 
June 1729), daugh. of Sir William Eliott 
of Stobs, Bart., and had issue David, 
bursar of Theology, Presb. of Kirkcaldy, 

1692, 1693. [T l/nninnJiame and Scoonie 
Sess. Regs.; Cornhill Reg. (Bur.) ; Hutchin- 
son s Northumberland, i. : MX. Ace. of 
Min., 1689 ; Peterkin s Gonstit. of the 


JAMES ARMSTRONG, mentioned as 
min. when first meeting of Presb. 
is recorded 7th Aug. 1690 ; trans, to 

Canonbie 21st March 1694. [Rey. Gen. 

Ass., 1690, 1692.] 

JOHN POW, son of Robert P., notary, 
1694 Eycmouth; M.A. (Edinburgh, 9th 
July 1688); licen. by Presb. of 
Chirnsidc, and ord. 7th Aug. 1694 ; died 
5th Jan. 1735, aged about 67. He marr. 
Jean Marjoribanks, who died 3rd Feb. 
1763, and had issue Robert, merchant, 
and bailie of Coldstream ; John, M.A., 
licen. 1729 ; Elizabeth, born 1723 (marr. 
John Forman, ancestor of the Formans of 
Craigpark, Ratho). William Pow, licen. in 
1745, was probably a son. [Lander Tests. ; 
Boston s Mem.] 

WILLIAM WILSON, a teacher in 
George Heriot s Hospital 20th June 
1720; M.A. (Edinburgh, 13th Dec. 
1720); licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 31st 
Oct. 1732 ; pres. by Thomas, Lord Binning, 
and ord. 30th Oct. 1735 ; died 16th June 
1777. He marr. 9th June 1737, Agnes 
(died 7th July 1784), daugh. of Thomas 
Chatto of Mainhouse, and had issue 
John, born 18th April 1738; Thomas, 
born 19th Sept. 1739; Janet, born 22nd 
Nov. 1741 ; Andrew, born 30th Jan. 1744 ; 
Mary, born 30th Oct. 1745, died 19th Oct. 
1763; Charlotte, born llth Nov. 1752; 
Jean, died 26th June 1815. [Steven s Mem. 
of HeriotJ] 

JAMES BELL, born 1742, son of Robert 
B., min. of Avendale, and nephew 
of James Thomson, author of The 
Seasons, whom he succeeded in the small 
estate of Wideopen, which he afterwards 
sold. He was educated by his uncle, 
Robert Thomson, schoolmaster of Lanark, 
and at the Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Hamilton 25th Feb. 1766; app. 




preacher ID Univ. of Glasgow: pros. l>y 
Thomas, Marl of Haddington, Aug. 1777. 
Delay was occasioned by a competing 
presentation from the Crown in favour 
of Alexander Cirvan. afterwards min. of 
Langton. The Lords of Session decided 
in favour of B., and he was ord. 24th Sept. 
177S: J).|). (Glasgow, 4th Dec. 1789): died 
!)th Aug. 17!)4. He marr. !)th April 1779, 
Annie (died 17th Oct. 1820, aged 74), 
sister of Thomas Clark, min. of Eagles- 
ham, and had issue Robert, born 5th Feb. 
1780 ; Thomas, born 4th May 1781 ; James 
Thomson, born 28th June 1782: Carolina 
Home, born 29th Aug. 1784 ; Margaret, 
born 27th Oct. 1785; Elizabeth, born 30th 
Jan. 1787, died unmarr. 1876 [vide Joid nnl 
of Sir Walter Scott, 7th March 1828]: 
Charles Hamilton, born 17th April 1789: 
John, major H.E.I.C.S., born 3rd Jan. 
1791 ; Beatrix, born 2nd June 1792. Publi- 
cations Sermons prat died before the U/rit>. 
<>f (, las.ijow (revised by Principal Robert 
son ; London, 1790) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iv.). [Scottish .AV/., 
iii. ; Cleland s Ann., i.] 

ROBERT SCOTT, bred a tailor; edu- 
17gs cated at the parish school of Temple 
and at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Chirnside 31st Jan. 1786 : ord. 
min. of Legerwood 9th May 1793 ; pres. by 
Charles, Earl of Haddington, 25th Nov. 
1794 ; adm. 3rd July 1795 ; died unmarr. 
17th Jan. 1830, aged 77. 

(Edinburgh, 1840); Account of the Parish 
(Setf Stat. Ace., ii.) 



^ u " - 1798 son ^ tleorge G., min. 

of Athelstaneford ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh : licen. by 
Presb. of Dunbar 5th Dec. 1821 ; assistant in 
Tron Parish, Edinburgh ; pres. by the Com 
missioner of Thomas, Earl of Haddington, 
30th Jan., and ord. 14th May 1830 : died at 
Edinburgh, 5th July 1859. He marr. 5th 
Feb. 1833, Jane Gilloch Morgan, who died 
15th May 1858, aged 45, and had issue 
George Morgan, born 6th Feb. 1834 ; 
Margaret Gibson, born 4th Oct. 1836, died 
31st Oct. 1844. Publications A Sermon 
Breached at Coldstream (Edinburgh, 1831) ; 
Prayers for the I T ^- of his Parishioners 


1827, son of Archibald X., min. of 
the Chapel-of-Ease, Xorth Albion 
Street, Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow : licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. 
to St Stephen s Parish, Glasgow, 24th March 
1853 ; pres. by George, Earl of Haddington ; 
trans, and adm. 26th Jan. 1860; died 7th 
July 1898. He marr. 12th June 1855, 
Mary Eliza (died 26th April 1895), daugh. 
of John Allan, writer, Glasgow, and had 
issue Archibald, born 2nd April 1856; 
Alexander Allan, born 2nd March 1862 ; 
Helen Christina Margaret, born 16th May 
1865 : Francis Walter, born 21st Oct. 

ord. 23rd Dec. 1898 ; trans, to Elder 
Park Parish. Govan, 16th Mav 1912. 


Glasgow, 12th April 1887, son of 
David T. and Isabella Fraser ; M.A., 
B.D. (Aberdeen); licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow in 1910; assistant at Maxwell 
Parish, Glasgow; ord. 20th Sept. 1912; 
lieut. llth Black Watch, and saw service 
in France, 1914-16. 


[The church was granted to Coldingham 
Priory by Earl Gospatrick in 1139. There 
were subordinate chapels at Kimmerghame, 
Blackadder, East Nisbet, and Earlston. 
By 1450 land at Kelloe was granted to 
found the prebend of Kelloe in the col 
legiate church of Dunglass, and a papal 
bull of 1459 gave to Dunglass the vicarage 
of Edrom. The old Norman church was 
taken down in 1737, all that survives being 
a fine doorway, and a transept chapel 
built in 1499 by Robert Blackadder, Arch 
bishop of Glasgow, whose ancestors held 
the lands of Blackadder in the parish.] 

JAMES COSTRANE, reader in 
1570 1570. 





from Abernethy after llth June 

1573, when Duns, Langton, Fogo, 

and Pohvarth were also in the charge. He 

removed to Duns between 1580 and 1582. 

[Rey. Assi y.] 

WILLIAM CABEAIL, reader, 1574 to 

1580 ; min. in 1583 ; died previous to 

12th July 1612. He marr. (name 

unknown), and had issue Matthew, his 

successor ; Patrick, wright ; Christian 

(marr. Robert Mackie). [Rey. Min. ; .Key. 

Assiy. ; Rey. of Deeds, cclxxxv., 15th July 

1619 ; <Y. R. Has., xlvii., 183.] 

MATTHEW CARRAIL, son of preced 
ing ; adm. to P>unkle in 1007 ; pros. 
by James VI. 8th July 1012, and 

adm. soon after ; clerk of Presb. 1C42 ; 

died before 20th Aug. 1G4C. He marr. 8th 

April 1007, Elizabeth Adamson. [Re-y. 

Assiy. : Old De<\, ii. ; Rey. Sec. Siy. : Edin. 

Marr. Rey.] 

JOHN HOME, min. of Eyemouth in 
1027 ; prcs. by Charles I. 20th Aug. 
1646 1040, and adm. soon afterwards ; 
died in April 10-18. He marr. (1) Barbara 
Home : (2) before 1042, Jean Home, who 
survived him, and had a "house at Eye- 
mouth bought with her a win money/ 
They had a son, John, whom he designed 
"to be brought up at the schools/ [Key. 
Sec. Siy. ; Lander Tests. ; Berwick Has., iii., 
192, 1035, and 365, 1642.] 

[WILLIAM HUME, pres. by Charles I. 

22nd May 1648. On 24th May he 

was apparently under scandal, as 

the Presb. of Chirnside was warned not 

to put him on the leet for any kirk until 

he should be tried and cleared. He was 

probably never settled in this charge, and 

may be the W. H. who was collated to 

Ayton in 1663, and min. of Loudoun in 

1664. Rey. Sec. Siy. ; Peterkin s Records.] 

164g burgh, 25th July 1618)] min. of 
Abbey St Bathans in 1628 ; trans. 
and adm. in 1649 ; died in 1661, aged about 
64. He marr. Isabella, probably daugh. of 
George Dunbar of Avache, who survived 

him. [Acts of Ass.; Edin. Rey. Sas.; 
Tomlst.\ Rey. Sec. Siy. : Morrison s Dec., x,] 

ANDRE W B A X N A T Y N E ; M.A., 
formerly of Garvald ; pres. by 
Charles II. 25th May 1661, 22nd 

Feb. and 4th Oct. 1662; coll. llth Nov. 

following ; again pres. Oth March 1003. 

He exchanged with the min. of Colding- 

ham, and removed there in 1005. [Key. 

Sec. Siy. . Rey. Co!/.] 


Andrews 1051) ; min. of Colding- 
ham in 1003: prcs. by Charles II. 

17th Feb. 1004; coll. 3rd Feb. 1065; died 

April 1077, aged about 46. He marr. 

Anna Home, who survived him. [Rey. 

Sec. Siy. ; Rey CoHat. ; Lander 7V.<?/x.] 

GEORGE TROTTER, M.A. ; trans. 

from Bunkle ; pres. by Charles 

II. 7th May 1677, and adm. soon 

afterwards : trans, to Second Charge, Tron 

Parish, Edinburgh, 1082. [Min. -look Rey. 

Sec. Siy., v.] 


]{., min. of Coldstream ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh 1603) ; adm. min. of Cumbrae 
in 1682 ; pres. by Charles II. 5th June 1082, 
and adm. soon afterwards. He was inst. 
vicar of Berwick-on-Tweed 29th July 1080, 
and died unmarr. after 26th Jan. 1700, 
aged about 59. [Min.-look Rey. Sec. Siy. ; 
Fuller s and Scott s Hist.*, of Berwick ; 
Berwick Rey. Burials; Liq. Ret. Gen., 8200.] 

JOHN BARCLAY, pres. by James VII. 

7 21st April 1687 ; deprived by Privy 

Council, 8th Sept. 1689, for neither 

reading the Proclamation of the Estates, 

nor praying for William and Mary, but for 

James VII. [MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 : 

Peterkin s Constitution of the Church.] 

ANDREW GUTHRIE, ord. 10th Oct. 
1690; trans, to Peterhead 19th 
April 1699. 

[JOHN DAWSON, M.A., described as 
"preacher of the Gospel in the 
parish of Edrom in 1098 ;; ; min. of 
Langton that year.] 






Juno ani1 ord 25th |Sel t- 1701 ; 
trans, to Ayton 27th March 171-2. 

Colclstream,born 1077, son of Captain 
Alexander T., who fought at Killic- 
crankie (of the old Merse family of T. of 
Printonan): M.A. (Edinburgh, 29th April 
1701). In 1704 he was a teacher at Cold- 
stream : liccn. by of Chirnside 29th 
.luly 1712 ; pres. by the Presb. t ////r devo/ttto 
2Sth July, and ord. 10th Sept. 1713; died 
29th Dec. 1758. He marr. (pro. 3rd July 
1720), Helen, eldest daugh. of John Tulli- 
delph, min. of Dunbarney, and had issue 
Alexander, born 4th Dec. 1724; Catherine 
(marr. James Thomson, min. of Kin- 
goldrum) : Margaret (marr., pro. 19th Aug. 
1764, William Smith, merchant, Dundee). 
[Memoir of 7?. Trotter : Isabella Trotter s 
Family Memoirs ; Ea*t Galloway Skctdien : 
E Hn. Test*. : E<lhi. Marr. AV;/.] 

175 _ born 1730, third son of George R., 
min. of Ladykirk ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kelso 4th Oct. 1757; pres. by George 
II. 16th April, and ord. 27th Sept. 1759; 
died 10th Sept. 1797. He marr. 26th 
March 1766, Sarah (died 17th Dec. 1777), 
probably daugh. of Walter Hart, min. of 
Bunkle, and had issue George, born 22nd 
March 1767; \Valter, born 16th Dec. 1768 ; 
Philip, born llth Sept. 1770; William 
Alexander, born 5th Dec. 1773 ; Alex 
ander, born 16th July 1777. Publication 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., i.). [Tombst.~] 

JOHN HASTIE, born 1762, son of John 
17g7 H., Dunsyre ; became schoolmaster 
of Dunsyre, and was subsequently 
tutor in the family of George Buchan of 
Kelloe : licen. by Presb. of Duns 2nd Sept. 
1788 ; pres. by George III. Nov. 1796 ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 23rd Feb. 1797 ; 
died suddenly, 20th Nov. 1822. He marr. 
3rd June 1803, Sarah (died 19th Nov. 1842), 
daugh. of John Logan of New Edrom, and 
had issue Helen, born 25th Aug. 1804 ; 
Elizabeth, born 30th Nov. 1807 (marr. 
David Logan, Forney Castle) : Sarah, born 

13th Dec. 1810; John Logan, born 18th 
July 1813. [7 Ww.] 

1823 * n i^; fourth son of James (., 
fanner, Kilmaurs ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1811); licen. by Presb. of Irvine 6th May 
1817 ; assistant at Jedlmrgh ; pres. by 
George IV. in Feb., and ord. 21st Aug. 
1823; died 31st May 1849. He marr. 
27th Nov. 1845, Esther Bell, who marr. 
again 15th June 1852. Publication Ac 
count of the Parish (S ew S tat. Ace., ii.). 

JAMES WILSON, licen. by Presb. of 
184g Edinburgh ; assistant at Greenside : 
ord. to the Chapel-of-Ease, New 
Rothesay, 1847 ; pres. by Queen Victoria, 
trans, and aclm. 23rd Nov. 1849 ; clem. 
16th May 1872 ; died uninarr. in Australia, 
15th Aug. 1895. 

ant and successor at West Linton ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria, and aclm. 
5th Sept. 1872; trans, to St George s 
Parish, Glasgow, 27th July 1882. 

1883 town > C- Kildare, 9th July 1849, 
son of Joseph S., C.E. ; educated 
at Belfast, Princeton Univ., U.S.A., and 
Edinburgh Univ.; licen. by Presb. of 
Lexington, Virginia, 1875; ord. to Church- 
ville, Virginia, 9th Oct. 1875 ; min. of 
Pvichmond Church, Philadelphia, 1877-81 ; 
aclm. a min. of the Church of Scotland 
in 1881 ; min. of St Paul s Chapel, Leith, 
1881 ; adm. to this charge 3rd Jan. 1883. 
Marr. (1) 5th April 1876, Mary (died 27th 
Jan. 1912), daugh. of Henry Henderson, 
min. of Kinclaven, and has issue Henry 
Henderson, lecturer at Dundee Technical 
College, born 23rd Jan. 1877 ; David Mac- 
duff Frederick, Director of Education, 
Soudan Government, Egypt, born 9th Dec. 
1878 ; Isabella Mary, born 8th Jan. 1882 : 
(2) 20th Aug. 1913, Elizabeth Jackson. 

1911 01C ^ ( ass ^ stant an d successor) 15th 
Dec. 1911 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
St Andrews, 6th Jan. 1916. 





ANDREW RAMSAY, pros, by -lames 
VI. 7th Feb. 1015; died between 
20th Nov. 1623 and 31st Oct. 1027. 
He marr. Barbara Seton (widow of John 
Clapperton, min. of Coldstream, \vlio sur 
vived him, and marr. (3) John Poole in 
Tranent), and had issue Robert, servitor 
to George, Earl of Winton. [Rey. Sec. Siy. ; 
Prestonpans ties*. Rey. ; Lander Tests. , Imj. 
Jiet. Gen., 3271 ; Milne Home MSS. (Hist. 
MS. Com., 92).] 

JOHN HOME, trans, from Ladykirk ; 
i27 l )rcH - U Y Charles 1. 31st Oct. 1627; 
trans, to Edrom in 1G4G. 

JAMES STRATON, M.A. ; pres. by 
Charles I. 8th Nov. 1647 ; trans, to 
Gordon in 1662. 


1916 5 ^ 1 April 18G i > son f Alexander M. 
and Christina Maccoll ; educated at 
Univs. of Edinburgh and Glasgow ; licen. j 
by Presb. of Dunblane 1895 ; assistant 
at Middle Parish Paisley ; ord. to Beach 
Mission, Broughty Ferry, 28th Dec. 1899 : 
adm. to Buckhaven 23rd Feb. 1905 ; trans, 
to Stronsay (assistant and successor) 17th 
Dec. 1907 ; trans, to Lairg 2nd Aug. 1912 ; j 
trans, and adm. (assistant and successor) 
22nd May 1916. Marr. 1st June 1905, 
Elizabeth Skene Blacklaws, and has issue 
Elizabeth Christina Kennedy, born 12th 
March 1907 j Mabel Mary Watson, born 
13th March 1909. 


[Disjoined from Coldingham and erected 
by James VI. 27th Jan. 1G1. A new 
church was built in 1812, and repaired 
in 1902.] 

JOHN JOHNSTON, chaplain in 1597. 
1597 He marr. Katherine Mitchelson. 

JAMES BANNATYNE, M.A., probably 
son of Andrew B., min. of Colding 
ham ; pres. by Charles II. 9th June, 
ord. and coll. llth Sept. 1665 ; died in 


[Min.-lf>ok Rey. Sec. Siy.] Key. 

GILBERT INNES, son of James limes 
of Tillouries ; M.A. (Marischal Col 
lege, Aberdeen, 1669) ; Johnston 
divinity bursar there, 1669-73 ; pres. by 
Charles II. 6th June, ord. and coll. 23rd 
Sept. 1673. The parish was vacant by 
1677 ; no reason is stated in the Presb. 
Register. \_Rcy. Sec. Siy., v. ; Rey. Collat.] 

JOHN AVILKIE, probably a member of 
the Foulden family ; chaplain to 
Lady Khmoull ; entered on trials 

for license before Presb. of Perth 10th Jan. 

1665 ; coll. 14th May 1669 to Kirknewton ; 

trans, to Ratho in 1674 ; pres. by Charles II. 

23rd March 1677, and adm. soon after ; died 

in 1683. \_Rey. Collat.; Lanark Fresh. 

l\j.\ .Ifin.-l/ooJi L et/. 1 riv. Seal, v.] 

DAVID STIRLING of Rranxton, 
less Cockburnspath : M.A. (Glasgow 
1653); licen. by Presb. of Dum 
barton : assistant at Dunbar 5th July 
1659; ord. to Foulden after nth July 
1660 ; conformed to Episcopacy, and coll. 
27th Oct. 1662 ; trans, to Greyfriars, Edin 
burgh, 1664 ; clem, in 1669 ; coll. to 
Cockburnspath after 27th Sept. 1671 ; 
deprived in 1681 for refusing the Test ; 
pres. to this charge by Charles II. 14th 
Sept. 1683 ; deprived by the Privy Council, 
12th Sept. 1689, for not reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates, etc. He was 
dead in 1699. He marr. Margaret Law, 
and had issue Margaret (marr. 13th June 
1682, Robert Lawson, min. of Libberton, 
Lanarkshire) : David ; Archibald, bursar of 
Presb. of Dunbar 4th April 1682, died 
1683 ; Thomas ; Ann. [Min.-book Rey. 
Sec. Sly., v. ; J/,S . Ace. of Min., Ki89 ; (, . It. 
Sas., Ixxv., 81 ; D unbar Prcsb,, Cockburm- 
path, Wkittinyeliame, and liinerwick Sess. 
Reys. ; Edin. ttapt. Rcy-~\ 

JAMES RAMSAY, M.A.; called 7th 
March, and ord. 9th May 1693 ; trans, 
to Kelso 24th Sept. 1707. 


17th June, and ord. 2nd Sept. 1708 ; 
trans, to Hunibie 28th June 1715. 





relative of .lohn Simson, Professor of 
Divinity at < llasgow ; educated at 
Glasgow Univ.: licen. by Presb. of Duns 
Gth June 170-1 : ord. to Siinprin 23rd 
Se])t. 1707 : pres. by the Presb. jure 
ilrrvluto 31st Jan., trans, and adm. 15th 
March 1716 : died 3rd Jan. 1737. aged 58. 
He niarr. Sarah Watson, who died 23rd 
Jan. 175(1. and had issue James, his suc 
cessor; Margaret (marr. George Craw of 
Xetherbyres) ; Grace (marr. Andrew Edgar, 
merchant, Eyemouth). 


JAMES ALLAN, born 1713, son of 
preceding: M.A. (Edinburgh, 12th 
May 1732); licen. by Presb. 31st 
Aug. 1736; pres. by George 11. 23rd March, 
and ord. 18th Aug. 1737 ; died unmarr. 
7th May 1767. Publication Moderation 
Explained <nul Recommended, a sermon 
(Edinburgh, 1749). 

THOMAS TAIT, a native of Whitsome ; 

licen. by Presb. of Chirnside 25th 

1767 March 17(50: pres. by George II. 

26th May, and ord. 24th Sept. 1767; died 

unmarr. 25th Jan. 1776. 


JAMES WILLIAMSON, min. of the 
High Meeting, Berwick-on-Tweed : 
pres. by George IIJ. 21th Feb., 
trans, and adm. 16th Aug. 1776 (in the 
churchyard, owing to the great crowd 
present) ; trans, to AVhitekirk 7th April 


GEOHGE TODD [TOD], ord. to the 
Scots Church, Tweedmouth, 16th 
May 1783; pres. by George III. 
30th April, and adm. 15th Sept. 1785 : 
trans, to Ladykirk 17th Sept. 1801. 

JAMES SMITH, licen. by Presb. of 
Dunblane 26th March 1793; ord. 
802 (by Presb. of Chirnside) 29th Aug. 
L797 min. of the Low Meeting, Berwick-on- 
Tweed ; pres. by George III. 20th March, 
and adm. 6th May 1802 ; D.D. (Edinburgh, 
16th Sept. 1809) ; died 9th Oct. 1825. He 
was an accomplished ( Ireek scholar. He 
marr. 14th May 1805, Jane FTome (died 
4th Dec. 1841), niece of his predecessor 

and daugh. of John Forman, attorney, 
Berwick, and sister of John and William 
Forman Home of Wedderburn. Publica 
tion - Edited and revised Schrevelius 
Lc,i !c<jii Manuale (!r<wu - Latimim <> 
Latino-Grax-um (Edinburgh, 1810). 


JOHN" TUKXBULL, born in or about 
1797, son of John T., merchant, 
and Catherine Martin: educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Chirnside 13th June 1820 : pres. by George 
IV. 26th March, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 9th May 1822. Joined the Free 
Church; min. of Free Church, Eyemouth, 
1843: died 3rd March 1870. He marr. 
6th Sept. 1855, Christina Short Keid, who 
died 12th April 1868, aged 55. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (A~tw Stat. 

J(r., ii.). 

JOHN MURDOCH, pres. by Queen 
Victoria, and ord. 12th Jan. 1844: 
trans, to Kirkpatrick-Fleming, 21st 
April 1845. 

STEPHEN BELL, son of John B., 
845 Supervisor of Excise, and J ane Shaw; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of ( Jreenock ; assistant at 
Brydekirk; pres. by Queen Victoria, and ord. 
31st July 1845 ; died 20th Dec. 1881. He 
marr. 5th Aug. 1862, Margaret Thomson 
(born 4th May 1833, killed in a carriage 
accident at Haslemere, Surrey, 9th Aug. 
1890), younger daugh. of Henry Beveridge, 
advocate, of Inzievar, Torryburn, Fife. 
See Poems ami Otlicr Pieces, by Margaret 
T. Bell ["E.V.O.E. ;; ] (London, 1894). He 
distinguished himself by his exertions for 
the widows and orphans of those drowned 
in the memorable fishing disaster of 14th 
Oct. 1881, when 189 fishermen were lost 
in a great storm off the Berwickshire coast, 
of whom 129 belonged to Evemouth. 


Bury, 3rd Nov. 1841, son of Andrew 
M. and Jemima Dempster ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh ; ord. to the Gaelic Parish, 
Greenock, 19th Nov. 1878 ; trans, and adm. 
16th May 1882 ; died 25th Feb. 1899. He 




marr. 12th Nov. 1874, Agnes Jane Balfour 
Oregor, born 17th Feb. 1846. 

JAMES WALLACE, M.A., B.l). ; ord. 

1899 4tl1 AUS> 18 " ; trailS< t0 > Second 
Charge, St Andrews, 25th June 1003. 

Paisley, 16th March 1863, son of 
John K. and Williamina Black ; 
educated at public school and Philp : s 
Institution, Kirkcaldy ; M.A. (Edinburgh 
1886), B.D. (1889) : licen. by Presb. of Edin 
burgh May 1889 ; assistant at Ferintosh 
and at Earlston : ord. by Presb. of Earl- 
ston, 3rd Sept. 1893, chaplain at Belgaum, 
India, under the Colonial Committee; res. 
Oct. 1895 ; app. to St Stephen s Chapel-of- 
Ease, Inverness, 1897 ; adm. to Logie- 
Almond 25th Jan. 1900 ; trans, and adm. 
20th Nov. 1903. Marr. (1) 10th Sept. 
1893, Jessie (died 2th Feb. 1896), daugh. 
of James Dougall, min. of Stoneykirk, 
and has issue Norman Dougall, 2nd lieut. 
K.O.S.15., born 22nd Nov. 1895: (2) 4th 
July 1900, Helen, daugh. of James Mac- 
donald, Morayston, Inverness. 


[The parish of Foulden belonged to the 
Priory of Coldingham until the Reforma- 
tion. The church was rebuilt in 178(5. 
Nunlands, in the parish, was long held by 
Dryburgh Abbey. The Commissioners of 
the two kingdoms met in the church of 
Foulden on 24th March 1587, to discuss 
the recent execution of Mary, Queen of 


1563 15fi3 > iinc * cna Pl a i n of St Leonard s 
Chapel, near Lasswade. He was 
still referred to as " parson ;; in 1593. His 
son George was min. of this charge in 1574. 
[Prot. JJk. of Uilbert G rote, 246.] 

DAVID HOME, min. in 1567; trans, to 
1567 Oldhamstocks 1st May 1569. [AV/. 

GEORGE JOHNSTON, adm. at Lam- 

1572 nuis * n 1; "^ 2 trans - to Ancrum Nov. 
following. [Beg. Min.] 

1574 AYILLJ AM CROMBIE, reader. 


(GEORGE RAMSAY, trans, from Car- 
rington, when Chirnside and Preston 
were in the charge. In the General 
Assembly 1575 he was accused of non- 
residence, but was trans, to Dalkeith that 
year. [Key. Assi<j.\ Calderwood s /fist., 
iii., 350.] 


THOMAS ST01ME, min. in 1576 ; trans. 
to Chirnside. He returned about 
1585 : still min. in 1594, having 
Hutton also in charge, with Fishwick 
added in 1595; trans, to Hutton in that 
or following year. [7iV/. Assiy. ; Calder- 
wood : s //V.s f., i\-., 72, 424; vii., 105.] 

TOBIAS RAMSAY, brother of William 
1596 ^ ^ ^" un l an ds : was min. in 1596, 
and a member of Assembly 10th 
Nov. 1602; app. Moderator of the Synod 
at I )uns Oct. 1607, contrary to the Act of 
Assembly of 1606, which enacted that a 
constant Moderator should be appointed. 
For this lie and the clerk of Synod were 
ordered by the Privy Council to repair to 
Blackness within forty - eight hours, but 
they preferred to withdraw themselves for 
a time. He was still min. in 1611. [(/. A . 
Jtiliili., 2nd series, vi., 203; Rf<j. Asxi-</. ; 
Calderwood s Hist., vi., 681 ; Melvill s 
A ittob.] 

OLIYER COLT, eldest son of Oliver C., 
1614 a( l vocate > an( l brother of Adam C., 
min. of Inveresk (ancestor of the 
Colts of Inveresk and Gartsherrie) ; 
Regent of Humanity in the Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 30th July 
1597) : adm. min. of the Second Charge, 
Holyroodhouse [Canongate], 1611 ; trans, 
and adm. in 1614 ; pres. to the vicarage 
of Lamberton by James YI. loth Dec. 
1616; "died in peace, after many labours," 
1631. He marr. Helen, eldest daugh. by 
second marriage of William Kellie of East- 
barns, Dunbar, W.S. (who survived him, 
and marr. secondly, her husband s sue- 




ressor), and had issue William, his heir : 
Robert.- [Crawfurd s T/ / . of Edin. j AV;/. 
Ass///. ; AV /- Sec. Si /. : Ifistory of the. Colt 
Familit, pp. 96-125: I rot. J>k. of A. 
Cuthrie, iii., 159.] 

THOMAS RAMSAY of Nether Mord 
ington, of the family of Ramsay of 
Edington, was an expectant in the 
Synod of St Andrews 4th Sept. 1611, and 
settled here in 1630; member of Assembly, 
1638, 1639, and 1645 ; died Sept. 1650. He 
marr. Helen Kellie, widow of his pre 
decessor, and had issue Thomas, min. of 
Mordington: Robert: Jean: Helen (marr. 
23rd Oct. 1667, James Aitkenhead. apothe 
cary), buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 3rd 
May 1685. [St Andrews S//n. R< <j. : Edin. 
JJaj>t., .Marr., and liur. Jtegs. ; Old Dec., 
ii. ; Edinburgh and Lander Tests.: Acts 
of Ass. : Fountainhall s Dec., i. ; In//. Ret., 
Berwick, 291, Jfaddnigton, 450, 457, and 
(, en., 1783: Assembfi/ Com. Records, 1646-7 
(Scot. Jlist. Soc.).] 

JAMES TWEEDIE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
July 1643). In 1650 the Commission 
of Assembly appointed him chaplain 
to the garrison at Stirling ; adm. to this 
charge in 1652. He joined the Protesters, 
and died 1659, aged about 36. He marr. 
(name unknown), and had issue Eliza 
beth, only daugh. [Dalkeit/t 2 rcsb. Re,j. ; 
Livingston s Life; Acts of Part.; <!. R. 
liiltib., 25th Aug. 1674.] 

GEORGE HOME, formerly at Ay ton, 
served here from 1st Dec. 1659 to 
31st Aug. 1660, and obtained an Act 

of Parliament for a year s stipend, 18th June 

1661. [Acts of Par/., vii.] 

DAVID STIRLING, M.A,; ord. after 
llth July 1660 ; conformed to 
Episcopacy ; was coll. 27th Oct. 

1662 ; trans, to Greyfriars, Edinburgh, in 

1664. -[AV/. of Col la t.] 

PATRICK SHARPE, eldest son of 

Patrick S., min. of East Kilbride, and 

Janet Wilkie of the Foulden family ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow; ord. and 

coll. 15th Sept. 1665; probably deprived 

for refusing the Test in 1681. He was 

alive Sept. 1692, when he had sasine of 
land at Limekilns.- [AV/. Sas. : Lanark 
(Xctln-r Ward) : AV/. Collat.} 

burgh 1674) ; schoolmaster of Airth ; 
was inst. 13th April 1682: deserted 
his charge Ang. 1696 : went to England 
and obtained a parochial cure. He marr. 
Agnes, sister of William Methven, min. 
of Fogo, and had issue David : Agnes: 
William : Janet : Margaret. [Stirl/ii j 
/ /< .</,. /I c t.: Laader Te*t*.\ MS. Ace. of 
J//,, 1689.] 

11OBEUT PA1 IK, educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; called 15th Nov. 1698, 
and ord. 19th Sept. 1699; died 25th 
Dec. 1754. He marr. Sept. 1729, Eliza 
beth, daugh. of James llamsay, min. of 
Kelso : she survived him, marr. again, and 
died 19th June 1780. [Boston s Mem.] 

JOHN BUCHANAN, licen. by Presb. 
of Lanark: assistant to preceding 
in 1751 : pres. by James Wilkie of 
Foulden, and ord. 18th Sept. 1755. Before 
ordination he gave a written promise to 
Mr Wilkie to be content with any repairs 
done by him upon the manse, and for this 
he was suspended by the Presb. for one 
month. During his ministry there were 
repeated visitations by the Presb., and 
appeals to the civil courts. The heritors 
were finally forced to build a new church 
and manse, furnish a grass glebe, and 
augment the stipend. On one occasion the 
General Assembly allowed 13. a sum of 10 
towards his legal expenses. He died 9th 
June 1785, in his 78th year. He marr. 16th 
Dec. 1758, Jane (died 19th Feb. 1823), 
daugh. of Richard Bell, min. of Mording- 
ton, and had issue Richard, D.D., min. of 
the English Presbyterian Church, Amster 
dam, born 21st Oct. 1759, died 1794; Helen, 
born 30th Nov. 1760 : John, bom 18th Sept. 
1763; Jean, born 1765, died young; Jean, 
born 8th May 1767. 

DAVID YOUNG, born 1751: M.A. ; 
ord. by Presb. of Edinburgh 12th 
May 1784, as min. of the Presby 
terian congregation at Glanton, North- 




umberland ; pres. to this parish by James 
Wilkie of Foulden Nov. 1785 ; adm. 23rd 
March 1786; died 6th July 1812. He 
inarr. 20th May 1770, Jane Davidson, 
who died 6th Oct. 1836, and had issue- 
Catherine, born 26th Aug. 1771 ; George, 
born 26th June 1774 ; John, born 4th 
Aug. 1775 ; Jean, born 2nd Sept. 1776 ; 
David, born Gtli Jan. 1780 ; Alexander, 
born 15th Feb. 1782; Richard, born 16th 
Nov. 1785 ; Elizabeth, born 15th Dec. 1787 ; 
Robert, born 3rd Aug. 1789; Christian, 
born 27th April 1791 (marr. llth Nov. 1813, 
Peter Macgregor, merchant, Edinburgh) ; 
Andrew, H.E.I.C.S., born 13th Feb. 1793 ; 
Mary (marr. 18th March 1825, Robert Bruce 
of Burravoe, Shetland) ; Eliza (marr. 1st 
Aug. 1825, Alexander Gilkie, surveyor, 
Edinburgh). Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Acc.).~[7 ombst.] 

JOHN EDGAR, M.A. ; trans, from 

1813 Symington, Lanarkshire ; pres. by 

James Wilkie of Foulden, and adm. 

24th June 1813; trans, to Hutton 10th 

May 1821. 


1821 18t ^ ^ U ^ ^97, son f Alexander C. 
(a native of Aldcambus), Professor 
of Humanity in the Univ. of Edinburgh, 
was twin brother of Sir Robert C., Bart., 
Professor of Materia Mcdica in the Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; educated at High School and 
Univ. there ; Keen, by Presb. of Chirnside 
8th Aug. 1820; pres. by the trustees of 
James Wilkie of Foulden, and ord. 20th 
Sept. 1821 ; died 20th May 1874. He 
marr. (1) 7th June 1825, Helen (died 21st 
Feb. 1839), youngest daugh. of William 
Cameron, min. of Kirknewton, and had 
issue Alexander, born 17th April 1826, 
died in Australia (date unknown) ; William 
Cameron, born 18th June 1827, drowned in 
Queensland, 3rd Feb. 1874 ; Agnes Mont 
gomery, born 26th Feb. 1829 (marr. John 
Beddoe, M.D.), died 6th Nov. 1914 ; Mar 
garet, born 1st March 1831 (marr. William 
Sillar), died 27th March 1901 ; John Robert, 
born 28th May 1832, died at sea, 14th Jan. 
1849 ; Thomas Macknight, born 22nd Nov. 
1833, died 10th May 1834 ; Thomas Mac- 
knight Cameron, sheep farmer, born 15th 


April 1835, died in Australia, 1886 ; Robert, 
a successful Queensland pioneer, born 8th 
Jan. 1837, died at Burwell Park, Louth, 
Lincolnshire, 25th" October 1915 [he gave 
200 to supplement the stipend, in memory 
of his father] ; Cameron, born 30th Jan. 
1839, killed by pirates in China : (2) 28th 
April 1843, Isabella (died 23rd Jan. 1883), 
daugh. of James Simson, Manchester, and 
widow of Charles Brown, Foulden West 
Mains, and had issue Eliza Isabella, born 
loth April 1844, died 21st March 1869. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Nevj 
Stat. Ace., ii.). [Steven s High School, 99 ; 
Carr s Coldinghcyn ; Tomlst.] 

ARCHIBALD BISSET, ord. 21st May 
1874 1874 ; trans, to Ratho 17th Nov. 1876. 

1877 ord. 10th May 1877 ; trans, to Craigie 
17th Jan. 1883. 


1883 May 1883 > trans - to Bellahouston, 
Glasgow, 29th June 1886. 

JOHN REID, born Edinburgh, 17th 
Jan. 1857, son of John R., leather 
merchant, and Mary Brown ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh 1880) ; licen. by Presb. of Edin 
burgh 1883 ; assistant at Strathmiglo and 
Corstorphine ; ord. 21st Sept. 1886. Marr. 
24th Nov. 1886, Martha Craig, daugh. 
of John Gilchrist, Virginia City, Nevada, 
U.S.A., and Mary Craig, and has issue 
John Stewart Gilchrist, lieut. R.N., born 
22nd Aug. 1887 ; William Leonard, capt. 
2nd Dorsetshire Regiment, born 28th May 
1889, killed in action at Shaiba, Lower 
Mesopotamia, 14th April 1915 ; Charles 
Barrington Balfour, corporal R.E. (T.), 
born 18th June 1892 ; Robert Payton, 2nd 
lieut, K.O.S.B., born 31st July 1897; 
Alexander Chalmers, born 30th March 
1901 ; George Cecil, born 28th Sept. 1905, 
died 25th Jan. 1907. Publication Eila, 
and Other Poems (Glasgow, 1912) [Modern 
Scottish Poets, iv.]. 


[In early times the Priory of Coldingham 
had a chapel at West Ren ton, dedicated to 






St Nicholas. But no services were after 
wards available for the western portion of 
Coldingham Parish till 1790, when Sir John 
Stirling of Glorat and Renton proposed that 
his chaplain should preach at Renton. A 
chapel-of-ease was opened, 26th Jan. 1794. 
In 1836 a church was built at Houndwoocl, 
and this parish was erected by the Court 
of Teinds, 9th July 1851. The church 
was renovated and considerably enlarged 
in 1900.] 


licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 25th 
Aug. 1790 ; tutor and chaplain in 
the family of Sir John Stirling of Glorat, 
Bart. ; called 6th Feb., and ord. llth Sept. 
1794; dem. in order to go as a missionary 
to Jamaica, under the Edinburgh Mission 
ary Society, 24th Sept. 1799; died at 
Kingston, 5th June 1800. [Dickson s Serm., 
1799 ; Missionary Mag., v.] 

GEORGE MARSHALL, ord. 26th June 
1800; trans, to Bressay, Shetland, 
14th May 1811. 


JOHN DUNCAN, app. to Ken ton in 
1832; ord. 15th Dec. 1836; trans, to 

Ceres 7th Nov. 1837. 


JOHN ROBERTSON, ord. llth May 
1838 ; trans, to Whitsome 2nd Nov. 


[From 1843 to 1851 the chapel was 
served by licentiates, and by the minister 
of Coldingham.] 

DAVID DRUMMOND, born Leven, 
Fife, 27th June 1820, son of Andrew 
D. and Margaret Elder ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; ord. first min. 
of the Relief Church, Largs, 22nd April 
1845. He res. in the following year and 
joined the Church of Scotland ; adm. min. 
of the Scots Church, Tweedmouth, 29th 
March 1848 ; adm. to this charge 14th Oct. 
1S51 ; died 25th Sept. 1879. He marr. 6th 
Jan. 1846, Isabella Samson, who died 9th 
Oct. 1894, and had issue Andrew, born 
18th June 1848 ; John Samson, born 19th 
April 1850, died 16th Aug. 1853; David, 

born 21st March 1854 ; Charles, born 18th 
Dec. 1855; Catherine Murdoch Samson, 
born 19th March 1858 ; James, born llth 
June 1860. 


born Inverness, 21st Nov. 1852, son 
of John B. and Catherine Ross ; 
M.A, (Aberdeen 1873), B.I). (1876); assist 
ant at Peterhead and at Trinity Parish, 
Edinburgh; ord. 30th March 1880; died 
llth July 1898. He marr. 30th March 
1881, Mary (died 29th May 1903), daugh. of 
John M Ewen, min. of Dyke, and had issue 
John, born 14th March 1882; George, 
born 9th Feb. 1884, died 23rd June 1898 ; 
Henry, born llth March 1886; Mary 
Grisell, born 9th April 1888 (marr. 4th 
Aug. 1910, Andrew William Lehmann, 
engineer, Chili). 

B.D. ; ord. 9th Dec. 1898 ; trans, to 
Callander 27th Feb. 1903. 

MILLER, M.A., B.D. ; ord. llth 
Sept. 1903 ; trans, to Helensburgh 
29th June 1909. 


shiels, 18th March 1883, son of John 
C. and Euphemia M Lachlan ; edu 
cated at Galashiels Academy and Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1904), B.D. (1907); 
licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 14th May 1907 ; 
assistant at Alloa ; ord. 10th Dec. 1909; 
trans, to Aberlady, and adm. 10th Dec. 
1914. Marr. 7th Oct. 1911, Mary Dishart, 
daugh. of Charles Ness, St Andrews, and 
Mary Anderson Smith. 

Steinmanhill, Fy vie, 2nd April 1888, 
son of John D., F.E.I.S., and Mar 
garet Hunter ; educated at Fyvie, Falkirk 
High School, and Univ. of Glasgow; 
M.A. (1908), B.D. (1911); licen. by 
Presb. of Stirling 1911 ; assistant at 
Forfar and Riccarton (Kilmarnock) ; ord. 
30th April 1915. Marr. 14th July 1915, 
Jessie, younger daugh. of Bruce Doig, 





[These two parishes were united in 1614. 
Hutton Church, dedicated by Bishop David 
de Bernham, 6th April 1243, was rebuilt in 
1785. A new church was erected in 1820. 
The church bell is dated 1661. The Hos 
pital of St John the Evangelist at Hutton 
is mentioned in the thirteenth century. 
Fishwick was granted to the monks of 
St Cuthbert, at Durham, by King Edgar, 
between 1098 and 1107, and is named in 
the charter of confirmation by David I. 
in 1126. Fishwick church stood in the old 
churchyard on the banks of the Tweed. 
It was replaced about 1825 by a mortuary 
chapel for the proprietors of Broadmeadows 
and Fishwick.] 

HUBERT DOUGLAS, exhorter at Fish 
wick and at Horndean 1567 to 



1568 HUBERT FYNNIE, reader. 

JOHN CLAPPERTON, trans, from 
Livingston, entered Feb. 1571 ; in 
1574 Horndean, Lennel, arid Up 
setlington were all in the charge ; trans. 
to Coldstream [Lennel] about 1576. 

1574 GEORGE SIMSON, reader. 

1574 CHESTER], min. of Fishwick in 
1574 ; returned to Upsetlington 
[Ladykirk] in 1576. 

JUHX HUME, with Horndean and 
Fishwick in his charge ; min. in 1578 ; 
trans, to Langton about 1585. 

WILLIAM METHVEN, min. in 1585; 
Swinton and the others above named 
were also in his charge ; trans, to 
LangtOB by 1586. 


1586 in 1586 ; was pres. to Yetholm by 
James VI. Before 4th May 1594, but 
not settled. The General Assembly of that 
month appointed him to reside with Alex 
ander, Lord Home, " as his ordinarie pastor," 

to convert him from Romanism ; trans, to 
Smailholm about 1594. 


THOMAS STORIE, trans, from Foulden, 
and adm. about 1596 ; trans, to Bas- 

sendean [Westruther] about 1597. 

Andrews 1591); went to Aldcambus 
in 1595 ; adm. here about 1599 ; still 
min. in 1607. [Key. Assiy.] 

THOMAS OGILVIE, probably tutor to 
Lord Home at St Andrews, from 
whom he received the prebend of 
Upsetlington in 1570, which he held till 
1578, when it was awarded to Patrick 
Home. In 1585 he was min. of Whitsome, 
with Upsetlington also in the charge. He 
is said to have been min. here in 1607, 
and was alive 6th July 1614, when he drew 
a portion of the stipend of this parish. 
[Key. Assiy. ; Milne Hoine M88., 48.] 

JUHN WEMYSS, M.A. ; min. in 1608 ; 
1608 trans, to Duns in 1613. 

ALAN LUNDIE, M.A. (St Andrews, 
10th Dec. 1586) ; pres. to the vicarage 
of St Boswells by James VI. 7th 
April 1596. He was charged by the Presb., 
20th Sept. 1606, "with negligence in his 
calling, and not administering the com 
munion, overstrait in exacting the vicar 
age, ane player at cairdis, blamet with 
bearing companie, and impatient of re 
proof and admonition." He was again 
admonished, 3rd April 1610, to "attend 
his ministrie and increase in diligence " ; 
trans, to Hassendean in 1610 ; to Channel- 
kirk after llth June 1611 ; pres. by James 
VI. 15th April 1614 ; dem. previous to 28th 
Sept. 1636, and was alive 5th Aug. 1644. 
He marr. Agnes Trotter, and had issue 
James, his successor ; John of Todrig ; 
William ; Andrew. [Rey. Assiy. ; Reg. Sec. 
tiiy.; Acts of Part.; G. R. Sas., lv., 171; Ber 
wick Sas., ii., 125 ; (!. R. >S ., xxxix., 32.] 

JAMES LUNDIE, son of preceding; 

1636 I)res> by Charles L 28t}l Se P t - 1636 ; 

dep. in 1649. He died before 15th 
March 1692. He marr. Katherine, daugh. 
of James Hume of Abbey St Bathans, and 




had issue James of Tlutton - Spittal, a 
property still held by his descendants. 
\_Rc<J. 8ec. <SV;/. ; Itiijyar Fresh. Reg. ; 
Lander Tests. ; Peterkin s .Records. ] 

PATRICK HOME, trans, probably from 
1649 Ellemford, and adm. before 24th -I um> 
1649 : conformed to Episcopacy, and 
coll. -2nd Dec. 1002; died Feb. 1079. He 
marr. Nov. 1049, Margaret, daugh. of Alex 
ander Kinnear, min. of Whitsome, and had 
issue Alexander, M.A.; William; Margaret 
(marr. George Davidson, min. of Whit 
some). [/iVy. ,SVv. Si</. ; Lander Tests., Rea. 
of Collat. ; G. R. InJnb., 27th Jan. 1675.] 

JOHN ORR. pres. by Charles II. 12th 

1680 Dec - 1GT9 > ord - in 168 ; de i>- lj y th e 

Synod for drunkenness, and died at 
the end of Jan. 1694, while his appeal to 
the Assembly was still unheard. He marr. 
Elizabeth Pearson, who survived him. and 
had issue. [Reg. Sec. My. ; Tombst. ; J/,V. 
Ace. of Min. : Treat. Re>/., iv., 269.] 

GILBERT LAURIE, of Crossrig, M.A. 
1693 (Edinburgh 1673); took refuge in 
Holland; ord. by Scots Presb. of 
London in 1686; went to America, but 
returned, and became colleague to Luke 
Ogle at Berwick-on-Tweed ; adm. to this 
parish 19th Dec. 1693; died 3rd Sept. 1727, 
aged about 75. He marr. (1) Katherine 
Home, who died in 1695, and had issue 
Gilbert of Crossrig, surgeon, Edinburgh, 
died 15th Sept. 1744 : (2) (name unknown), 
who died 18th April 1721, and had issue 
Sarah (marr. James Christie, min. 
of Simprin); Andrew; Katherine (marr. 
Robert Lamb, younger of Old Green- 
law); Marjory; George; Rebecca (marr. 
19th Aug. 1710, George Balderston, surgeon, 
St Christophers). [Tombst.] 

ROBERT WAUGH, chaplain to Mrs 
1730 S y dserff of Ruchlaw, and to Sir 
Francis Kinloch of Gilmerton ; Keen 
by Presb. of Dunbar 1st April 1713 : chap 
lain at Hutton Hall ; pres. by George II 
29th Dec. 1727, and by William, Earl of 
Home, Jan. 1728. The presentation was 
opposed for two years and a half by the 
Presb. and by almost all the parishioners 

but the Assembly peremptorily ordered 
his settlement. He was ord. 23rd June 
1730, under protection of the Sheriff and 
a force of military, despite the barricading 
of the church doors. A Burgher church 
formed at Horndean was a result of this 
appointment. He died 23rd Feb. 1756, 
aged 71. He marr. 23rd April 1733, Isobel 
(died without issue, 22nd Sept. 1703), 
daugh. of John Murray in Stenton Parish. 
[Lander Teats. : \Vod row s Anal, and 
Corresp.; Tombst.; Act* of Ass., 1728-30.] 

[GEORGE BELL, a relative of Thomas 
Ker of Broadmeadows ; licen. by Presb. 
of Chirnside 27th Sept. 1737; pres. by 
William, Earl of Home, June 1756. After 
three years delay in the law courts, the 
right of patronage was declared to belong 
to the Crown.] 


born 1721, second son of George R., 
min. of Ladykirk ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kelso 2nd July 1745 ; pres. by George 
II. 30th July 1756; ord. 3rd May 1759; 
died 18th May 1788. He marr. 13th Oct. 
1768, Alison Hume, who died 7th Aug. 
1790, s.j). Publications Bodkins Consola 
tions of Philosophy, translated, with notes 
and illustrations (London, 1785). He re 
vised his brother George s Border History 
(London, 1776).- [Tombst.; Diet. Nat. JJioy.; 
Notes and Queries, 2nd series, viii., 227.] 

ADAM LANDELLS, min. at Etal ; 
pres. by George III. 1st Nov. 1788 ; 
adm. 19th March 1789; trans, to 
Whitsome 8th Feb. 1821. 


JOHN EDGAR, born 19th May 1785, 
son of Andrew E., Eyemouth, a 
cadet of Wedderlie, and Alison 
Bogue; M.A. (St Andrews); licen. by 
Presb. of Chirnside 12th Aug. 1808 ; 
assistant at Dunbar; ord. to Symington, 
Lanarkshire, 26th April 1810; trans, to 
Foulden 24th June 1813 ; pres. by George 
IV., trans, and adm. 10th May 1821 ; died 
2nd April 1858. He marr. 7th June 1814, 
Jessie (died 23rd Oct. 1868), daugh. of 
Abraham Logan, Lintlaw and Burnhouses, 
and had issue Andrew, studied divinity, 



but became a barrister of the Inner 
Temple, author of The Scottish House of 
Edgar, LL.D. (Edinburgh 1867), born 9th 
Aug. 1815, died in or about 1885 ; Abraham, 
merchant, Glasgow, born 13th Dec. 1816 ; 
James, born 20th Aug. 1818 ; Janet, born 
23rd Oct. 1820 ; Alice, born 6th Feb. 1822 ; 
John George, miscellaneous writer, editor 
of Every Boy s Magazine, born 29th April 
1827, died 22nd April 1864 ; Elizabeth, born 
30th March 1829 ; Patrick, born 18th Aug. 
1831 ; Georgina, born 18th Aug. 1833 (marr. 
Charles Stuart, M.D., Chirnside) ; Kichard 
David, born 12th Jan. 1836. Publications 
A Sermon preached in the Church of 
Symington (Edinburgh, 1812) ; Account 
of the Parish and General Observations 
on the County (New Stat. Ace., ii.). 

ROBERT KIRKE, born Cainiesburn, 
New Kilpatrick, 26th Sept. 1820, 
1858 son of Thomas K. and Mary Kin- 
loch ; educated at Glasgow Univ. ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dumbarton May 1845 ; ord. 
by Presb. of Greenock to Newark Chapel, 
Port-Glasgow, llth Sept, 1845 ; inducted 
to Middle Parish, Paisley, 3rd April 1849 ; 
trans, and adm. 6th Oct. 1858; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1872); died at Devon Lodge, 
Dollar, 14th Jan. 1907. He marr. 9th 
Dec. 1847, Margaret Williamson (born 21st 
Feb. 1827, died 22nd Dec. 1910), daugli. 
of Andrew Nicol, Carnwath, and had issue 
Mary Janet, born 21st July 1849 (marr. 
(1) Colin M Isaac, M.A., headmaster of 
Government Provincial School, Calicut, 
Madras ; (2) Joseph Burnet, chaplain of St 
Andrew s Church, Colombo) ; Robert, born 
19th Nov. 1850, studied at Glasgow Univ., 
licen. by Presb. of Chirnside, elected min. of 
Roxburgh 27th Sept., but died before ordina 
tion, 10th Oct. 1875 ; Margaret Williamson 
Nicol, born 2nd Oct. 1852 (marr. Michael 
Cochran, Professor of Chemistry, Ceylon 
Medical College) ; Helen Elizabeth, born 
4th Sept. 1859 (marr. Alexander Milne, 
min. of Gourock). Publication How to 
Train Up a Child. 

DAVID SMITH LESLIE, born Luthrie, 
Creich, Fife, 20th Sept. 1879, son of 
George Ireland L., schoolmaster, and 
Elizabeth Smith ; educated at High School, 

Dundee ; M.A. (St Andrews 1901) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Cupar 1904 ; assistant at West 
Parish, Aberdeen, and at Lady Glenorchy s, 
Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant and successor), 
llth May 1906. 


[The church of St Mary at Ladykirk was 
built by James IV. in 1500, as the result of 
a vow made by him when nearly drowned 
in the Tweed. The Royal Treasurer s 
Accounts between 1500 and 1513, the year 
of Flodden, contain entries of many valu 
able gifts from the king, who was a 
frequent visitor to Our Lady Kirk of Steill, 
as the church was called " steill ; being the 
term applied to the deep salmon pools in 
the river, in which the royal founder had 
almost lost his life. The church was a 
constant meeting-place for the Wardens 
of the Marches, and the last treaty between 
Scotland and England was signed within 
its walls. It was restored in 1743, and 
again in 1861, and except for a four-sided 
dome with belfry added to the tower at 
the former date, the building is little 
altered from its original appearance. The 
church of Horndean was dedicated by 
Bishop David de Bernham, 4th April 1243. 
After 1600 Upsetlington and Horndean 
were united. At the Chapel Park stood 
the ancient church of Upsetlington, while 
near Horndean Church Robert Bisset of 
Upsetlington founded, in the twelfth cen 
tury, a Hospital of St Leonard. Wells 
dedicated to St Mary and to St Anne are 
in the parish.] 

CHESTER], reader Nov. 1570 ; adm. 


min. in 1576 ; trans, to Hilton about 


JAMES ROSS, reader at Horndean 1st 
1575 May 1575, and still there in 1591. 

JOHN HOME, formerly of Ay ton ; 
adm. in 1607 ; trans, to Eyemouth 
7 in 1627. 



DAVID HOME, son of James II., min. 
16g4 of Hilton : M.A. i,St Andrews 1625); 
min. in 1634 ; died before -24th 
March 1650, aged 45. He left an only 
daugh. Margaret. [Haddington 7Vt> >; . ; 
/iV/. ir Deeds, cccexiii.. 39 : Lander Tests. : 
Mel rose Par. Reg.} 


burgh, loth July 1641) : of the house 
of Fedderate. in Ruehan : was a 
candidate for the office of Regent of 
Humanity in Univ. of Edinburgh in 1644 : 
adm. in 1651 : conforming to Episcopacy, 
he was coll. in 1662 : dep. 28th Aug. 1690. 
The Assembly. 13th Nov. following, re 
ferred his case to the Commission, in order 
" to procure him some livelihood because 
of his age and infirmity," and at the settle 
ment of his successor the Presb. allowed 
him 200 merks yearly out of the stipend ; 
he died in 1695, aged 84. He marr., and 
had issue William, apprentice to David 
Lindsay, merchant. Edinburgh. 21st June 
1682. [Craufurd s Edin. Univ.; Edin. 
fr uild Reg. : J/> . Ace. or Min.. 16S9 : 
Fountainhall s Dec. : Macfarlane s MSS. : 
Hist. Ace. Gen. Ass., 1690: Rule s Sec. 
Vindication : Sage s IVorks, i.] 

WILLIAM GULL AX, appears on the 
169-1 P rteous RU> along with his wife, as 
residing at Coldingham Loanhead. 
He gave a bond of 100 not to attend 
conventicles. In June 1692 he was called 
to Dunfermline, and ord. 24th Aug. : he 
was adm. here 4th Dec. 1694 ; killed by a 
fall from his horse March 1697. He marr. 
Janet, probably daugh. of Alexander Home 
of Houndwood and Fernyside, and grand- 
daugh. of Alexander H. of Houndwood, 
min. of Dunbar, and had issue John. 
Presb. bursar, 6th April 1697 : Gabriel, 
min. of Dryfesdale. [Eurhton Presb. 
Reg.: Macfarlane G eog. Coll., i., 380.] 

1697 bur S h 1688) - : licen - b y Presb. of Lin- 
lithgow 17th June 1696 ; called 29th 
June, and ord. 16th Sept. 1697 ; died 29th 
Jan. 1711, aged about 63. His wife died 
before 10th May 1723. and had issue- 

John: Hugh: Jean. [Stctnton Sess. Reg. : 
Lander Tests. : .Mac/arlane f?eog. Coll.. i., 

1712 M.A. (Edinburgh, 26th June 1699): 
licen. by Presb. of Duns 23rd April 
1706: called 18th March, and ord. 19th 
June 1712 : died 31st Aug. 1740. aged about 
62. He marr. Ann Watson, who died 22nd 
Feb. 1765, and had issue George, min. of 
Stiehill : Philip, min. of Hutton : William, 
min. of Edrom : Elizabeth. [Lander Tests.] 


JOHN TODD [TOD], tutor in the family 
of Ninian Home of Billie, min. of 
Sprouston : licen. by Presb. of Duns 
6th April 1736: pres. by William, Earl of 
: Home, and by Ueorgv II. 6th Feb., and 
adm. 9th July 1741 : died 29th Sept. 1786. 
He marr. at Etal. 4th June 1741, Jean 
(died 26th March 1794\ youngest daugh. 
of Ceorge Home of Wedderburn. and had 
issue John, min. of Fogo : George, born 
19th March 1746. died 17th Sept. 1746: 
James (a twin), succeeded to Wedderburn 
and assumed the name of Home, born 19th 
j March 1746, died llth May 1821 : Mar- 
;. garet, born 24th March 1747 (marr. 1779, 
John Forman, mason, Xorham). died 1820 
[their son William succeeded to Wedder 
burn, Billie, and Paxton] : George, a suc 
cessor in this parish : Jean, born 22nd 
March 1751. T. was the hero of Lady 
Xairne s song. "John Tod." [Xisbet .s 
Heraldic Plates : Burkes Landed Gentry ; 
Milnt Homt J/, ., 12; Henderson s Ladii 
Xairne and Her Songs, 46.] 

[ROBERT PEARSOX, M.A. : min. of 

1787 Bi S ar P res - by George III. March 
1787: died 1st Aug. 1787, without 

being settled.] 

THOMAS MILL, born 1755, son of John 

1788 M., schoolmaster of Earlston ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 

by Presb. of Lauder 4th Sept. 1781 ; pres. 
by George III. 6th Oct. 1787 ; ord. 1st May 
1788 ; dep. 2nd Oct. 1800, for non-residence 
and neglect of his official duty. He resided 
afterwards at Coldstream, and was in the 
habit of celebrating marriages on the Border. 




He died in poverty 20th March 1800. Pub 
lications Two .single Discourses On 1.1 w 
Immutability of Jwus Cltrixt (Edinburgh, 
1 800;; Upon Tkouyhtawl KeJlection(BeTV/i<k , 
1802); Account of the Parish (Sinclair s,^/./. 
A cc. , vi i i . ). [Coldxtrmm .SV.s.s. AV/. | 

aKOHOETOI)D[TOD],born 20th F<-b. 
1710, fourth son of John T., iriin. in 
1741 ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by 1 resb. of Chirnside 30th 
Aug. 1771 ; f >rd. niin. at Kirkley or Thorny- 
ford Northumberland, 10th Aug. 177",; 
trans, to Tweedmouth 10th May 1783 ; adm. 
to Eyeinouth 15th Sept. 1785; pres. by 
George 111. 12th March, trans, and ad in. 
to this charge 17th Sept. 1801 ; died un- 
rriarr. 22nd March 1810. Dr Hew Scott of 
the l "<ixti, was his assistant for a time. 
[Memoir of l!ol,<-rt Xlnri/ of AVs////A, 35. | 


Edinburgh, 10th Dec. 1700, third son 
of Alexander It. of Prenderguest, and 
Philadelphia, only child of Robert Lambc, 
vicar of Xorham ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by I of Chirnside 
8th June, pres. by George, Prince Regent, 
same month, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1810: 
died at Dumfries, 12th Jan. 1842. He 
rnarr. Oth Dec. 1820, Elizabeth (died 7th 
Jan. 1887), daugh. of Charles Kennedy, of 
St Catherine s, Midlothian, and had issue 
Margaret, born 22nd April 1822 (rnarr. 
(1) - Mitchell; (2; William Mackay); 
Alexander Keith, born Oth Feb. 1*25, 
killed at Harper s Ferry, U.S.A., 1805; 
George Andrew, born Oth Nov. 1*32. Pub 
lications Remark* on, the. ,S oo><// lately 
established for Imi>romn<j the. Hyste.m of 
Church Patronage. in Gotland (Edinburgh, 
1820); Account of the I arish (New MM. 
4 <T., ii.). 

Argyllshire, 1814, son of Duncan 
M.; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow; ord. 18th Aug. 
1842 ; died 10th Feb. 1855. He marr. 10th 
Oct. 1844, Esther (died 20th Dec. 1857, 
aged 34), daugh. of Thomas Douglas, Cold- 

JOHN STEVKNSON, born 3rd Nov. 
1708, eldest son of William S., 
1855 farmer, parish of Campsie, and 
Marjory, daugh. of William Ferrie of 
Newlands; M.A. (Glasgow 1810): licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 10th June 1818 : 
ord. by Presb. of Glasgow as missionary 
of the Scottish Missionary Society at 
Bombay in 1823; missionary at Hurnee 
and Poona; pres. by the High Court of 
Directors H.K.I.C., and adm. junior chap- 
Iain, Bombay, 30th April 1831; D.D. (St 
Andrews 10th Jan. 1830;; pres. to senior 
chaplaincy in 1811; dern. in 1854; adm. 
to this charge 5th July 1855; died llth 
Aug. 1858. He was a /ealous missionary, 
a distinguished Sanskrit scholar, and one 
of the pioneer editors and translators of 
Vedic literature ; a founder of the liombai/ 
(;aze,t,te,M\(\ joint editor for its first three 
years; intimately acquainted with native 
thought and native languages and dialects ; 
was President of the Royal Asiatic Society 
(Bombay Branch;, and of the Govern 
ment Committee for examining Officers of 
the United Services in native languages. 
A "Stevenson Scholarship" was founded 
at the General Assembly s Institution at 
Bombay on his departure from India. He 
marr. 20th Aug. 18^3, Laura Turton (born 
20th Jan. 1700, died at Mofl at, 25th July 
1870;, second daugh. of John Gordon of 
Renn yhill, Lanarkshire, and Helen, daugh. 
of Captain Pelharn Maitland of Belrnont, 
arid had issue Helen, born Sept. 1825 
(marr. Major, afterwards Lieut. -gen. Sir 
George Inglis Jarnieson, K. C.S.I.;, died 
Feb. 1854: Henry Maithnd Gordon, licen 
tiate of the Church of Scotland, born 
14th Oct. 1820, died urirnarr., 1808; John 
Gordon, student in arts, Edinburgh, born 
llth Jan. 1831, died unrnarr., 22nd May 
1840; William Ferrie, lieut. Bombay Artil 
lery, born 14th June 1832, died unrnarr., 
1850 ; Alexander Joseph Wolfe, ensign 18th 
Bombay Infantry, born 3rd Aug. 1833, 
drowned off Aden, 27th Dec. 1855; Pobert 
James, rriin. of Dolphinton ; Marjory Mary, 
born 25th Oct. 1830, died uniriarr. ; Laura 
Turton Gordon, born 2nd Sept. 1841 (rnarr. 
- Neithardt, Dresden); also two sons 
named William, who died in infancy. Dr S. 



was conversant with twenty-two languages ; 
his eldest claugh. Helen was acquainted 
with twelve. Publications Dialogues le- 
ti/ een certain tirahmant, Mcwattas, and 
Others, ami a Christian, on the Hindoo and 
Christ in, i Kelly ions . . . Tram, from, the 
Maratta (London, 1830); The Threefold 
Science, or Snnhitd of the lU>j-i<eda, trans 
lated, with the original Sanskrit (Bom 
bay, 1833); Principles of the. Mahratti 
Grammar (Bombay, 1833) Translation of 
the Sanhitd of the Mma-reda (London, 
1842) ; Sama-veda, edited from J/,SW. (1843); 
Kali>a Sutra and Navti Tatva, illustrative 
of the Jain religion and philosophy (1848) ; 
Hindoo Caste . . . and the Connection of 
Caste with the Sepoy Mutiny (London, 
1858). Papers on the "Kanheri. Nasik, 
and Sahyadri Inscriptions of the Bombay 
Presidency," and on the "Comparative 
Vocabulary of the Non-Sanskrit Vocables 
of the Indian Vernacular Languages. " 
[Buckland s Diet, of Indian Bio 

WILLIAM DOBIE, born 22nd Sept. 
1859 1824 > son of Thomas D., Lockerbie 
and Catherine M Gregor ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews licen. by Presb 
of Cupar : ord. to North Esk Chapel-of- 
Ease, 15th Dec. 1853 : adm. to this charge 
17th March 1859; died at Crieff, 2nd 
Aug. 1904. He marr. (1) 4th July 1854 
Martha Ann Scott (died 5th Feb. 1864) 
daugh. of William Cruickshank, Trailflat, 
Lochmaben, and Elizabeth Carruthers, and 
had issue- William Cruickshank, born 26th 
June 1857 ; John, M.A., B.D., Professor of 
Hebrew and Oriental Languages, Univ of 
Edinburgh ( y . y .) ; David Robertson, M.D 
F.R.C.S.E., born 9th Jan. 1861 ; Elizabeth 
Catherine M Gregor, born 19th Dec, 1863 
(marr. (1) David Ross Stewart, advocate 
(2) 2nd Nov. 1905, A. Lome Campbell 
architect, Edinburgh) : (2) 28th Aug 1877 
Janet Stuart (died 17th Nov. 1906) only 
daugh. of John Cleugh, Musselbur-h 
Publications- "On Skeletons found at 
Ladykirk Church"; "On an old Grave at 
Ladykirk Church"; "Notes on Ladykirk 
Parish (Hist, of JJennd-shire Nat Chtl, 
1879-81, 1885-86, 1890-91 ) 

1905 14th Ju] y 186 ~, son of John M., 
min. of Kippen; educated at High 
School, Univ. of Glasgow, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
14th May 1890; assistant at Eurobank, 
Keith, Peebles, and East Parish, Aberdeen ; 
ord. 17th March 1905. Marr. 29th June 
1909, Alice Paxton, daugh. of William 
Barrow Macqueen, Procurator - Fiscal of 
I Berwickshire, and Mary Ewart, daugh. of 
James Paxton, Dundee, and has issue - 
Alice Mary, born 3rd Dec. 1910. Publica 
tion-" Ladykirk, or the Kirk of Steill, 
Berwickshire " (Tram. Scot. Ecclesiolomcal 
AV., 1915). 


. Longformacus, seventeen 
miles distant, was conjoined with Mording- 
ton for a time, but the two became separate 
parishes in 1666. The patron proposed to 
unite Mordington to Foulden in 1719, and 
the Court of Session approved, but no 
urther steps were taken. Another abor 
tive attempt was made to unite these two 
parishes in 1750. The ancient church is 
now represented by a burial vault in 
a disused churchyard near Mordington 
House. A new church was built in 1869. 
Bernard de Linton, Chancellor of Scot 
land, was rector of Mordington circa 

Lamberton. Originally a chapel of Cold- 
mgham, was united to Foulden in 1616 to 
Ayton in 1627, and finally to Mordington 
8th Feb. 1650. The church was dedicated 
to St Lambert. Here in 1502 the Princess 
Margaret, daugh. of Henry VIII., was re 
ceived by the Scottish Commissioners on 
her entry into Scotland previous to her 
marriage to James IV. The ruins of the 
church are visible in an old churchyard 
close to the boundary of the Liberties of 

ROBERT FYNNIE, reader here and at 
1568 Hut ton. 




ROBERT DOUGLAS, vicar and ex- 

horter at Fishwick and Horndean, 

1567-72 ; adm. by John, Archbishop 

of St Andrews, in 1573, Longformacus being 

in the charge in 1574. He was charged 

with non-residence by the Assembly in 

1575, and died before llth April 1581. 

[Booke of the Kirk ; Calderwood s Hist., 

iii., 303 ; Reg. Min. ; Wodrow Miscell.] 

THOMAS JANE, reader at Lamber- 
1574 ton. 

JOHN SPOTTISWOOD, trans, from 

1581 ^ ramon d ; pres. to Longformacus 

and Mordington by James VI. llth 

April 1581 ; trans, to Nenthorn 15th May 


ROWLE [RULE], vide Longformacus. In 
1627 the number of communicants was 
"ane hundrethe or thairby," with "great 
necessitie of ane skule, for not ane of the 
paroche can reid nor wryt except the 
minister." Stat. Reports, 1627.] 


THOMAS RAMSAY, eldest son of 
Tuoraas ft-> m ^ n - f Foulden ; M.A. 
(St Andrews 1642) ; adm. March 
1648. He joined the Protesters ; with 
Guthrie and others he was seized at a 
private meeting, and committed to Edin 
burgh Castle, 23rd Aug. 1660, but was 
liberated shortly afterwards in a state of 
mental derangement. His stipend was 
sequestrated by the Committee of Estates, 
25th Sept. following, on the ground that 
he had subscribed " ane dangerous and 
seditious paper tending to the disturbance 
of the peace of the kingdom. 1 He refused 
to conform to Episcopacy in 1662, but was 
allowed to remain in his charge, " it being 
one of the smallest charges, not sixty com 
municants and not a hundred persons, and 
one of the smallest stipends. " Owing to 
his having permitted "several vagrant 
preachers and indulged ministers to occupy 
his pulpit," the Privy Council, 4th April 
1679, ordered him to be ejected. He was 
imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle in 1680, 
but released on account of sickness, and 
refusing to take the Test, was deprived in 

1682. He petitioned the Committee of 
Estates in 1689, and was restored to his 
ministry ; was a member of Assembly in 
1690, and died June 1695. He marr. and 
had issue James, bursar in divinity ; 
William, bursar in philosophy ; Rachel ; 
Jean, who died at Duns in 1729, having 
from 1710 received help from the Presb. ; 
Margaret (marr., cont. 16th Nov. 1674, 
Patrick Temple, portioner of Linton) ; 
Elizabeth (marr. a surgeon in the king s 
service). [Acts of Parl., vii., ix. ; Nicoll s 
and Lament s Diaries ; Baillie s Lett. ; Wod- 
row s Hist. ; Inq. Ret., Berwick, 291 ; 
Church of Scotland Commission Records, 
1646, 1649-50 ; Lander Tests. ; Edin. Reg. 
Bur.; Boston s Memoirs; Scot. Presb. Eloq.; 
Haddington Inhib., xviii., 102 ; Charity 
Roll, 1696.] 

GEORGE BARCLAY, a native of 
Buchan; M.A. (King s College, Aber 
deen, 1677); pros, by the creditors 
of James, Lord Mordington, 1682 ; de 
prived by the Committee of Estates, 6th 
May 1689, for not reading the Proclama 
tion of the Estates ; he had an Exchequer 
pension of 25 from the rents of the 
Bishopric of Ross, 21st Oct. 1712, and 
another of 100 stg. after the death of 
Bishop Rose of Edinburgh, 12th Sept. 
1716; died in Edinburgh, 6th Feb. 1724, 
aged 63. He marr. (name unknown), and 
had issue Cecilia, born 31st Dec. 1689 
(marr. Arthur Irvine in Milton of Drum), 
died 29th Nov. 1775; Christian, died 
before 1740. 

THOMAS RAMSAY, M.A., above men- 
1689 tioned (q.v.). 

brother of John L., min. of Eccles ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 2nd July 1684); 
ord. 29th Oct. 1695 ; died at Edinburgh, 
27th June 1719, aged 51. Publications 
The Ancient Bishops considered, both with 
respect to the extent of their Jurisdiction 
and nature of their Power (Edinburgh, 
1707); The Divine Institution of Bishops 
having Churches consisting of many Con 
gregations, examined by Scripture (London, 
1711); A Vindication of the Ministers and 





ii j Elders i/ ho have taken tlie Abjura 
tion (anon. ; Edinburgh, 1712). \_Edin.Reg. 
Jim:; Jlosfo/t .Vein.: Wodrow s Anal, and 

JOHN LAW [LOW], licen. by Presb. of 
1721 Peebles 28th July 1703; ord. 10th 
Sept. 1706 min. of a Presbyterian 
congregation at Newcastle ; pres. by 
r rhomas Hay of Mordington 29th April, 
and adm. 16th Xov. 1721 ; died 2 nth Dec. 
1735. Ife marr. Jane Mitchell, who died 
1st Dec. 1762, and had issue William; 
Katherine ; Jane.- [Lander Tests.] 

RICHARD BELL, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1786 9th May 1722): licen. by Presb. of 
Kelso 3rd Jan. 1727 ; pres. by 
Thomas Hay of Mordington, and ord. 6th 
June 1736; died 8th Jan. 1773, aged 72. 
He marr. 21st June 1733, Helen, daugh. of 
Malcolm Macfarlane, tailor, Edinburgh, 
and had issue Jean, born llth April 1734 
(marr. John Buchanan, min. of Foulden) ; 
Margaret, born 17th March 1735; Cecil, 
born 4th March 1736; Thomas, born 2nd 
June 1737 : John, born 30th .Sept. 1739, 
licen. by Presb. of Chirnside 31st Aug. 
1762; Mark, born 10th June 1743, died 
10th Feb. 1749; Pilchard, born 21st June 
1745 ; Helen, born 1st June 1746, died 14th 
Feb. 1749 ; Susan, born 10th Jan. 1749 : 
Robert, born 26th May 1753. His widow 
marr. again, and died 19th June 1780. 

JAMES SMITH, licen. by Presb. of 
1773 Chirnside 25th June 1771 ; pres. by 
Alexander Hay of Mordington, and 
ord. 23rd Sept. 1773; died 1st .July 1791, 
aged 54. He marr. 25th April 1785, Isobel 
Dewar, who died 6th April 1828, aged 83. 

GEORGE DRUMMOXD, trans, from 

1792 Cranshaws ; pres. by Alexander 

Renton of Lamberton, and adm. 

19th April 1792 ; trans, to Whitsome 13th 

Nov. 1800. 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, born 1736, son 

1801 of Edward P., min. of Castlegarth 

Presbyterian Church, Newcastle ; 

licen. by Presb. of Kelso 1760; ord. min. 

of Castlegarth Presbyterian Church, New 

castle, 10th Nov. 1762; adm. to this parish 
14th May 1801 ; died 24th June 1804. He 
marr. 7th June 1777, Jane (died in 1821), 
daugh. of Edward Aitken, min. of Castle 
garth Church, Newcastle, and had issue 
an only son, Edward Aitken, born 4th 
April 1778, who was grandfather of Sir 
Thomas Milvain, K.C.B., K.C., M.P., Judge 
Advocate-General. [TomJ>sf.] 

GEORGE CHALMERS, educated at 
isos ^ Tn i y - f Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dalkeith 24th Nov. 1795; pres. 
by Alexander Renton of Lamberton, and 
ord. 2nd May 1805; died 21st Feb. 1831, 
aged 64. He marr. 13th June 1809, Mary 
Caddy, who died 20th Pec. 1872, without 


1832 1808 > son ^ George K., teacher, 
Edinburgh; M.A. (Edinburgh, 12th 
April 1828); licen. by Presb. of Hadding- 
ton 8th July 1831 ; pres. by Trustees of 
Alexander Renton of Mordington. The 
settlement was delayed in consequence of 
an opposing presentation by Alexander 
Campbell Renton, with consent of his father, 
to John Robertson, probationer, but the 
Court of Session preferring that of the 
Trustees, K. was ord. 6th Sept. 1832. Joined 
Free Church ; min. of Free Church, East 
Wemyss, 14th March 1844 ; died 12th April 
1891. He marr. 12th March 1834, Jessie 
(died 29th Nov. 1893), daugh. of William 
Angus, teacher, Glasgow, and had issue- 
George Halley, born 28th Feb. 1835 ; 
William Angus, LL.D. (Glasgow), Prof, of 
Moral Philosophy, Univ. of St Andrews, 
1876-1902, editor and biographer of Words 
worth, born 22nd Feb. 1836, died 4th 
March 1916 ; Elizabeth Bannerman, born 
3rd July 1837 (marr. Thomas Bywater, 
factor on Wemyss Estate), died 12th Dec. 
1915 ; Helen Hunter, born 3rd Jan. 1839 ; 
Andrew Halley, born 30th March 1840; 
Alexander Angus, M.P., Keswick, born 7th 
Oct. 1842 ; Adam Cairns, born 1845. 

CHARLES BLAIR, born 1797, son of 

Andrew B., farmer, and Helen Ducat ; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 

licen. by Presb. of Meigle ; tutor in the 



family of Campbell Renton of Mording- 
ton ; pres. by John Campbell Renton of 
Mordington, and ord. 31st Aug. 1843 ; died 
unmarr., 21st Nov. 1870. 

trans, from Inverteil, and adm. 22nd 
June 1871 : trans, to Queensferry 
3rd Dec. 1884. 



HUGH FLEMING, born 9th Dec. 1855, 
second son of Andrew F., farmer, 
Calla, Carnwath, and Helen Val- 

lance ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

Keen, by Presb. of Edinburgh 1880; 

assistant at Dalserf and at Hamilton ; ord. 

12th May 1885 ; clerk of Presb. 190G. 


[The whole manor of Swinton was part 
of a gift by King Edgar, for the endow 
ment of Coldingham Priory, about 1100. 
The church, dedicated to St Mary, and 
built shortly after that date, was held by 
Coldingham ; portions of the east, south 
and west walls belong to the original 
edifice. A feuars aisle was added in 
1782, and alterations were made in 1792 
and 1800. In 1909 the church was largely 
rebuilt. A very ancient effigy in it is held 
to represent Sir Alan de Swinton, who 
died about 1200. The bell, in use, is dated 
1499, and is inscribed Maria est nomen 
meum. Simprin was united to Swinton 
in 1761.] 

and vicar from 1567 to 1576. In 
15617 1569 he was summoned before the 
Privy Council. 

ROBERT LANDELS, reader from 1579 
1579 to 1580. 


ROBERT HISLOP, trans, from Whit- 
some, and adm. 1590 ; retrans. to 
a bout 1595. [Reg. Assig.} 

1595; pres. by James VI. 30th Jan. 
160 -. . ( j em> between 1st June and 
Gth July 1632. A decree against him as 


a "userer" was pronounced by the Privy 
Council 16th July 1642. He marr., and 
had issue George, apprenticed to William 
Wilands, lorimer, Edinburgh, 14th Dec. 
1608; Isobel, second daugh. (marr. John 
Cass in Swinton). [Reg. Assig.; Lander 
Tests. ; Bannatyne MiscelL, iii. ; Mat. Re 
ports, 1627 ; Rey. of Deeds, cclxxxv., 18th 
June 1619.] 

WALTER SWINTON, perhaps a 
brother of John S. of that ilk; 
1632 M.A. (St Andrews 1616); pres. by 
Charles I. 6th July 1632 ; member of As 
sembly in 1638 : died after 2nd Sept. 1647, 
aged about 54. He marr. Jean Cockburn. 
[Reg. Sec. tii<j. ; Acts of Ass. ; Stevenson s 
Hist. ; Su intons of that Ilk, 55 ; Reg. of 
Deeds, 13th Nov. 1663.] 

EDWARD JAMESON, M.A. ; min. in 
1647. He joined the Protesters in 
1647 1651. In 1654 he was appointed a 
Commissioner by the Privy Council of 
England for authorising admissions to the 
ministry in the provinces of Lothian, Merse, 
and Teviotdale ; dep. in 1661 for his op 
position to the Government, A decreet 
was passed against him and others, 16th 
July 1671, for preaching at conventicles, 
on which he was outlawed, 3rd Aug. 1676. 
In 1679, when many Presbyterians were 
confined for not condemning the Rising 
at Bothwell, or the murder of Archbishop 
Sharp, he reasoned with them and got 
several of them liberated, on their signing 
a bond not to take up arms against His 
Majesty in future. He returned in 1687. 
[Tombst.; Livingston s Life; W T odrow s 
Hist, and Anal.; Nicoll s Diary; Kirkton s 

PATRICK SWINTON, a cadet of the 
Swintons of that ilk; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 15th June 1651); licen. by 
George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 27th Feb. 
1663; passed trials for ordination before 
the Presb. of Duns 21st April that year; 
ord. to Crossmichael in 1663; trans, to 
Borgue; pres. by Charles II. 12th Feb., 
and coll. 14th March 1668 ; still min. 20th 
Oct. 1685, but the charge was vacant in 
1689. He marr. Isobel Home, and had 




issue Patrick, M.A. ; Thomas ; Alexander ; 
Agnes; Tsobel, bapt. 20th Oct. 1667. 
[Miii.-book Ji c;/. ,SVc. Sit/., v. ; Rfij. Co/ fat. ; 
01<1 Dec., iii. ; Tombtt. : lFa<ll!ii.<itoii, Presb. 
Jifj. ; J//5. Ace. of Mfit. liaj. of Deeds, 
Durie, 17th Jan. 1089; Edin. 7>a/tt. .Reg.] 


mentioned ; returned and attended 
the first meeting of Presbyterian 
mins. after the Toleration Gth July 1087 ; 
he was restored by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1090. He dem. 9th April 1691, and 
was afterwards niin. of Monimail. 


1691 8ept - 1691 > trans - to Xewbattle 18th 
April 1095. 

[CHARLES LITHGOW, M.A., who had 

forged testimonials of license from the 
united Presb. of Kirkcaldy and Duuferm- 
line, was called. When this was dis 
covered, the General Assembly on 31st 
Dec. 1695 app. him to be censured by the 
Presbs. of Duns, Chirnside, and Selkirk. 
This was done from the several pulpits 
of those Presbyteries, 12th Jan. 1696. 
Acts of Ass., 1095.] 

JOHX LITHGOW, probably of the 
1696 famil y of Lithgow of Drygrange; 
studied at the Univ. of Utrecht; 
licen. and ord. by the Scots Presb. in 
London ; called to this parish 26th March, 
and adm. 20th April 1696 ; died 9th April 
1711. He marr. Anne, daugh. of James, 
second son of Alexander Home of Bassen- 
dean, and had issue Janet (marr. 12th 
Sept. 1718, James Davidson, bookseller, 
Edinburgh); Anne (marr. 7th April 1726, 
Henry Robertson, apothecary, Edinburgh). 
[Duns Presb. Key.; Boston s Mem.] 

HEXRY VETTCH, second son of 
1712 ^ illiam V., tenant in Redpath, 
Earlston, a cadet of Dawyck ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, llth May 1704); licen. by 
Presb. of Chirnside 20th May 1712; called 
31st May, pres. by Presb. jure devohito 
4th Nov., and ord. 2nd Dec. 1712: died 
25th Nov. 1753, aged 09. He marr. (1) 
29th June 1721, Martha, daugh. of John 
Gardner, merchant burgess of Edinburgh, 

and had issue William, died 1726 ; John, 
writer, Edinburgh, ancestor of the Eliock 
family ; James, tenant in Mersington : 
(2) 25th April 1728, Frances (died 14th 
Sept. 1741), only surviving child of Sir 
John Swinton of that ilk by his first wife, 
Sarah Welsh, and had issue Frances, 
born 26th Aug. 1733 (marr. 29th Oct. 
1751, John Watson of Overmains). [St 
Cutkbert sRey. (Marr. and Bapt.) ; Lander 
Tests.; Burke s Landed Gentry; Xwintons 
of that Ilk, 77.] 

GEORGE CUPPLES, born 1727, son of 
1754 W iliiam C., min. of Kirkoswald; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1746); licen. by 
Presb. of Dalkeith 1st Sept. 1752; pres. 
by George II. 25th March, and ord. 22nd 
Aug. 1754; died 14th Sept. 1798. He 
marr. 26th June 1760, Isabella (died at 
Legerwood, 12th Dec. 1817), only daugh. 
of John Waugh, min. of Whitsome, and 
had issue Mary, born 8th April 1707, died 
4th Oct. 1779; William, born 7th Feb. 
1709, died young; John, born 24th Dec. 
1770, died while a student at Glasgow 
Univ., 24th May 1788 ; Jean Kennedy, 
born 31st Aug. 1772 ; Margaret Mitchelson, 
born 25th March 1774; Henrietta Camp 
bell, born 18th Nov. 1770; William, born 
llth Jan. 1779; Charles, born 20th April, 
died 29th Dec. 1780; Charles, born 12th 
March 1782; Robert, born 13th Jan. 1784; 
George, min. of Legerwood, afterwards of 
Stirling, born 15th July 1780. Publica 
tionsAccounts of Swinton and Simprin, 
and of Whitsome and Hilton (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., vi., xvi.). [Tomlst. ; Carlyle s Autob.] 

WILLIAM SIMSOX, born 1747, son of 
1799 -^ att hew S., merchant, Glasgow; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Chirnside 24th Feb., and ord. 
to Greenlaw 3rd Dec. 1778 ; pres. by George 
III. Feb. 1799 ; trans, and adm. 13th June 
1799; died unmarr., 20th Sept. 1804. Pub 
licationAccount of Greenlaw (Sinclair s 
Mat. Ace., xiv.).~[Tombst.] 

JAMES BAIRD, probably son of Thomas 

1805 ^ Eastwood ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 

28th July 1784; ord. to Legerwood 17th 


Sept. 1795; trans, to Eccles 20th July 
1797 ; pres. by George III., trans, and adm. 
18th April 1805; died llth Feb. 1814. He 
marr. 25th Dec. 1795, Sarah Nicholls, who 
died 20th Dec. 1838, and had issue Eliza 
beth, born 10th Oct. 1796; John, rain, of 
Yetholm; Andrew, min. of Cockburnspath; 
James, born 25th Nov. 1801 ; William, 
M.D., F.R.S., Curator of the Zoological 
Department in the British Museum, author 
of Cyclopaedia of the Natural Sciences, and 
Memoir of his brother John, born llth Jan. 
1803, died 27th Jan. 1872. [Hist. Berwick 
shire Nat. Club, 1869-72 ; Diet. Nat. Bioy.} 

JOHN HUNTER, pros, by George, 
Prince Regent, and ord. 28th Sept. 
1814 ; trans, to Iron Parish, Edin 
burgh, 27th Sept. 1832. 


JAMES LOGAN, born 10th Jan. 1805, 
1833 only son ^ Thomas L., M.D., min. 
of Chirnside ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; Keen, by Presb. of Chirnside 
27th June 1826 ; pres. by William IV. 26th 
Nov. 1832; ord. 7th March 1833; died 
unman-. 17th May 1868. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Neu> Stat. 
Ace., ii.). 


ROBERT HOME, born 6th Nov. 1839, 
eldest son of Walter H., min. of 
Polwarth ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Duns ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) at Glencairn 7th 
July 1864 ; trans, and adm. 8th Oct. 1868 ; 
died 7th Nov. 1877. He marr. 26th April 
1871, Annie Lydia Keith (died 9th Sept. 
1875), daugh. of Archibald Adam Swinton, 
I.C.S., and sister of Captain George Her 
bert Tayler Swinton of Swinton, and had 
issue Walter Gabriel, major 6th Dragoon 
Guards, served in South Africa, born 25th 
Oct. 1872, died of wounds in France, 15th 
Nov. 1914; George Archibald Swinton, 
lieut.-colonel 5th Dragoon Guards, served 
in South Africa and France, born 25th 
April 1875. 


ALEXANDER MILNE, trans, from St 
Andrews, Dundee, and adm. 13th 
June 1878; trans, to Gourock 24th 



22nd July 1860, son of Thomas 
Gordon, D.D., min. of Newbattle ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 

(1880); licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 1883; 

assistant at Bothkennar ; ord. 10th Feb. 

1885 ; died unmarr. 6th Aug. 1891. 


July 1884. 

MACDONALD, born Fashodale, 
Ardnamurchan, 27th May 1857, son 
of John M. and Christina, daugh. of John 
Farquharson; educated at Sharped Institu 
tion, Perth ; M.A. (Edinburgh 1885) ; tutor 
to the family of the Duke of Atholl 1882-5 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh April 1886; 
assistant at West Coates, Edinburgh ; ord. 
to Second Charge, Cupar, Fife, 12th April 
1888 ; trans, and adm. 6th Feb. 1892. Marr. 
1st Aug. 1888, Eleanor Emma (died 31, st 
Dec. 1916), daugh. of William M Corquodale 
and Margaret Farquharson, and has issue 
Ian Farquharson, lieut. R.F.A.,born 28th 
April 1889 ; Eleonora Margaret, born 15th 
Aug. 1891 (marr. 27th June 1916, Thomas 
Sinclair, Lieut. R.N.V.R.). Publications 
Ed. Boston s Soliloquy on the Art of Man 
Fishing (Paisley, 1890); The Colonel and 
the Clachan ; contributor to Hastings Dic 
tionary of Texts. 


[Previous to the Reformation the church, 
dedicated by Bishop David de Bernhain, 
25th June 1247, belonged to the Abbey of 
Kelso. It fell into ruin after the parish 
was united to Swinton, 27th Sept. 1761.] 

1576 THOMAS WATSON, reader. 

JAMES SIM SON, reader from 1578 to 
1578 1580. 

THOMAS BONAR, M.A. (St Andrews); 
min. of Aldcambus in 1599 ; pres. to 
the vicarage of Simprin and Ald 
cambus by James VI. 7th Feb. 1606 ; died 
before 7th April 1632. [Rey. 8ec. 8ig.; Reg. 
Assiy. ; Bannatyne Miscell., iii.] 

JOHN MACMATH, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

24th July 1619); pres. by Charles 

I. 7th April 1632; dep. 4th Sept. 

1638 (sentence confirmed by Assembly llth 





JAMES SANDERSON, a native of 
Coldstream, where lie succeeded as 
heir to houses and lands (perhaps 
Whitrig, where there was a family of his 
name); M.A. (Edinburgh, 27th July 1663); 
licen. by George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 2nd 
Jan. 1666 ; ord. and coll. 22nd Oct. 1668 ; 
died June 1671, aged about 28. He marr. 
Bessie Craw, and had issue Robert ; 
Isobel. [Reg, Coll at. ; Lander Tests.] 


GEORGE WILSON, formerly of Kil- 
lellan, Renfrewshire ; coll. 12th Sept. 
1672; trans, to Westruther in 1683. 
[Keg. Collat.] 

JAMES ADAMSON, son of James A. ; 

M.A. (Edinburgh, 27th July 1663); 

ord. to Kelton 29th April 1668; 

outed by the rabble in 1689. He came to 

Dec. following), for deserting his parish, 
declining the authority of the Presb., 
teaching Arminian doctrines, etc. He had 
100 stg. out of the vacant stipends allowed 
by Parliament, 21st June 1661. In 1664 
he was chaplain to the Earl of Home. 
[AV/. Sec. <SY;/. ; Old Dec., ii. ; Acts of Par/., 
vii. ; Baillie ; s Lett., Stevenson s Hist. ] 

ROBERT MELYILL,son of Sir Andrew 
M. of Woodend and Garvock, and 
brother of Sir James M. of Hall- 
hill, Fife ; was assistant to Robert Col- 
vill, min. of Culross, Nov. 1629 ; pres. by 
Charles I., and adm. to this parish previous 
to llth Oct. 1641 ; was chaplain with the 
Scottish army at Newcastle in 1644 ; died 
between 1652 and 25th Aug. 1654. lie 
marr. Catherine Melvill, who survived 
him, and had issue John, apprenticed to 
Robert Aitchison, merchant, Edinburgh, 
28th June 1648 ; Margaret. [Livingston s > 
Charac. ; Re<j. tiec. Si j. , Raith Papers ; 
Burntisland Sess. Rey.] Lander Tests.; 
Row s and Stevenson s Hists. ; Aiton s 
Life of Henderson.] 

JAMES GIBSON, M.A. (Glasgow 1657) ; 
mentioned as min. in 1668 ; died 2nd 
March 1668, aged about 32. He 

marr. (name unknown), who survived him. 

[ Tombst.] 

this parish that year, but was deprived 
3rd Sept. by the Privy Council, for not 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates, 
nor praying for William and Mary, but for 
James A ll. He was one of those who 
conducted Episcopal services at Ayton and 
Coldingham, and was dep. 10th Nov. 1696. 
He died at Edinburgh, llth Aug. 1713, aged 
64. He marr. Jane Rigg, and had issue 
Samuel, eldest son; Henrietta. [J/,V. Ace. 
of Min., 1689 ; Dumfries 8as., i., 270 ; Re<j. 
of Deeds, Mack., 23rd Feb. 1709; List <>j 
Disorderly Persons.] 

JOHN MOIR, son of Alexander M., 
1691 sni ith, Aberdeen ; M.A. (Marisehal 
College, Aberdeen, 1685) ; became 
.schoolmaster of Wemyss : having acknow 
ledged his fault in taking Episcopal orders 
as a deacon, he was licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcaldy 14th July 1691, and ord. 24th 
Dec. that year : died after 14th Nov. 
1693. He marr. Elizabeth Erskine (alive 
in 1711), and had four children. In April 
1700 his widow had 30 allowed her by 
the Synod out of the Centesima Fund. 
[Charity Papers ; Anderson s Fasti A cad. 
Mariscall , ii., 252.] 

THOMAS BOSTON, M.A. ; called llth 
1699 Aug., and ord. 21st Sept. 1699; 
trans, to Ettrick 1st May 1707. 


17()17 10th July, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1707 ; 

trans, to Eyemouth 15th March 1716. 

JAMES CHRISTIE, M.A. ; called in 

1717 Oct. 1716 ; pres. by Presb. jure 

devoluto 6th Nov. following, and 

ord. 19th March 1717 ; trans, to Morebattle 

4th March 1725. 

JAMES LANDRETH, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1725 12th April 1715) ; chaplain to Sir 
James Stewart of Goodtrees ; licen. 
by Presb. of Hamilton 26th May 1724 ; 
pres. by Sir Archibald Cockburn of Lang- 
ton 31st Aug. 1725 ; called 16th, and ord. 
23rd Sept. 1725 ; died unmarr. 3rd Oct. 
1756, aged 64. He was clerk of the Synod. 
He established one of the earliest Sunday 


Schools in Scotland, and he is frequently 
referred to in Dr Alexander Carlyle s Auto 
biography as " Honest James. ; [Lander 
Tests. ; Tombst. ; Carlyle s Avtob.] 

JOHN JOLLY, pres. by George II. 4th 
March, and ord. 12th May 1757; 
trans, to Coldingham 17th Sept. 


[A church, which stood in the church 
yard of Whitsome, was repaired in 1718. 
Its choir and nave were both thatched. 
In 1803 a new church was built on the 
western slope of Hardie s Hill. A chancel 
was added in 1912, and other improve 
ments were made. A building at Rave- 
law, or Old Newton, was used as a 
meeting-house by Henry Erskine from 1087 
to 1(590.] 

1552 1552 ; continued probably to 1560. 

JAMES SETON, mentioned as min. in 

1562 1562 anc * 15<78< ^- e had a son, 
George, apprenticed to John Dun 
can, goldsmith, Edinburgh, 13th June 1578. 
[Milne Home MSS., 42, 48, 239.] 

HUGH HUDSON, who held the prebend 
of Upsetlington in the collegiate 
church of Dunglas from 1556 to 
1589, was reader here in 1567, and exhorter 
in 1574. He was probably min. till 1585. 
[Milne Home MSS., 42, 47, 239.] 

THOMAS OGILVIE, probably min. in 

1585 1585, when Upsetlington also was 
in his charge; afterwards min. of 

Hutton. [Rey. Assiy.] 

ROBERT HISLOP, min. of Ayton in 

1586 1585 > ac ^ m - nere in 158 6 ; trans, 
to Swinton in 1590, but returned 

in 1595, and died 25th June 1607. 

\_Re<j. Assifj. ; Calderwood s Hist., iv., 

160g burgh, 26th July 1600); pres. by 
Lord Scott of Buccleuch in 1608 ; he 
was called before the Court of High Com 
mission in 1619 and 1620 ; was one of the 
commissioners for maintenance of church 
discipline 21st Oct. 1634 ; was a member 
of Assembly, 1645 and 1646 ; died before 
17th Sept. 1647. He marr. Nicolas, sister 
and heir of John Eclington of Harcas, and 
had issue James, apprenticed to Patrick 
Forbes, merchant, Edinburgh, 24th March 
1629 ; John, his heir ; Margaret (marr. 
1649, Patrick Hume, min. of Hutton), re 
commended for charity by the Synod 13th 
April 1680. He was owner of lands in 
Hutton Parish, as appears from a charter 
of Sir David Home of Wedderburn, 1645. 
[Rey. Assiy. : Stat. Reports ; Privy 
Comic. Rey., 2nd series, iv., 519 ; G. R. 
Sas., Ivii., 212 ; Rey. of Deeds, cclviii., 7th 
Feb. 1617 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 3922 ; Maitland 
MiscelL, ii. ; Milne Home M8S., 233.] 

1658 Andrews, llth May 1637): min. 
in 1658: died March 1067, aged 
about 50. He marr., and had issue 
an only daugh., Janet, to whom Peter 
Hay of Muirtoun was trustee as near 
est of kin. [Hutton Sess. Rey. ; Lander 
Tests. ; Inq. Ret. de Tut., 925.] 


GEORGE DAVIDSON, probably son of 
John D., portioner of Upsetlington, 
who was a witness to the charter of 
Sir David Home in 1645, mentioned above ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 30th June 1658) ; became 
min. of Rerrick before 1664; trans, to 
Anwoth in 1666 ; trans., ord., and coll. 24th 
Jan. 1668 ; died before 5th Feb. 1686, when 
his forfeited estate was granted to Alex 
ander Davidson, vicar of Norham. He 
marr. July 1669, Margaret, daugh. of Patrick 
Hume, min. of Hutton, and had with 
other issue Margaret, recommended for 
charity by the Synod, 9th Oct. 1686. 
[Rey. Collat. ; Rey. Sec. Siy. ; Pearce s 
Sons of the Clergy, 158.] 




ADAM WADDELL, probably son of 
Richard \V., min. of Kelso: M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 18th Dec. 1678); pres. 
by George Home of Wedderburn 6th 
March, and coll. before 20th Oct. 1685. 
He died in 1713, aged about 55. He marr. 
Katherine (died at Edinburgh, 19th Feb. 
1748), daugh. of David Swinton of Loch- 
toun, merchant, Edinburgh, and had issue 
Agnes (marr. Alexander Pollock, surgeon, 
Dundee) : Margaret (marr. 19th Oct. 1735, 
Thomas Mabon, preacher, probably son of 
Thomas M., min. of Gordon). \_IIaddiiiy- 
t(i PrcKb. Rc<j. ; JAS . Ace. of Min. ; Edin. 
Marr. AV/.l 


[HEXRY KPvSKIXE, M.A., called after 
the Toleration to the meeting-house 
at Old Xe\vton, or Ravelaw, and adin. 

Sept. 1687 ; trans, to Chirnside 18th Sept. 



JOHN VEITCH, grandson of William 
\ 7 ., min. of Westruther ; licen. by 
Presb. of Jedburgh 25th Jan. 1710; 
assistant to William Veitch, min. of Dum 
fries, probably a relative : pros, by George 
Home of Wedderburn 24th May, and by the 
Presb. jure dc^oluto 7th Sept. 1714 ; ord. 
14th April 1715 ; died May 1722. He marr. 
July 1717, Elizabeth Blair, who died Dec. 
1746, and had issue a daugh. who is 
mentioned in the register as Peggie. 
\_Lauder Tests. ; Mem. of Wm. Vcitcli ; 
Kirkcwlb right Executry Papers, 22nd May 

JAMES COL DEN, born 1696, son of 
1723 ^" ex;in der C., min. of Oxnam ; licen. 
by Presb. of Jedburgh 4th April 
1722; pres. by Xinian Home of Wedder 
burn 30th Oct. 1722 ; ord. 10th Sept. 1723 ; 
died 20th Sept. 1754. He marr. 19th March 
1724, Lilias (died 10th Jan. 1768), eldest 
daugh. of George Byers, min. of St Boswells, 
and had issue Alexander ; George, died in 
1750; Katherine, born 19th April 1732; 
John, born 28th April 1733; Jean, born 
16th April 1735 : Elizabeth, born 28th June 
1737 ; William, born 17th Oct. 1740 : Lilias, 
born 19th Xov. 1743, died 13th Dec. 1745. 
\_Lauder Tests.] 

JOHN WAUGH, a native of Berwick- 
shire, nephew of Robert W., min. of 
Hutton ; licen. by L rosb. of Earlston 
3rd April 1739; ord. in 1743 min. of 
Presbyterian Church at Alnwick ; pres. 
by Captain George Johnston of Kimmer- 
ghame Nov. 1754: adin. 16th May 1755; 
died 26th June 1800, aged 87. He marr. 
3rd Oct. 1744, Mary Mason, who died 
15th Dec. 1784, and had issue Isabella, 
born 28th July 1748 (marr. 26th June 1766, 
George Cupples, min. of S win ton) ; Robert, 
surgeon, 93rd Foot, born 5th June 1750; 
John, min. of Menmuir, born 9th Jan. 


1800 son ^ K a lph D., min. of Cranshaws ; 
ord. min. of Cranshaws 3rd May 
1785; trans, to Mordington 20th April 
1792 ; pres. by Francis, Earl of Wemyss, 
trans, and adm. 13th Nov. 1800 ; died 7th 
Aug. 1820. He marr. 17th April 1810, Mar 
garet (died without issue, 28th Dec. 1822), 
daugh. of Andrew Cunningham, gardener 
to Lord Morton at Aberdour Castle, and 
sister of George C., min. of Duns. Publi 
cations Account of Cranshaws and of 
Mordington (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., vi., 

ADAM LAN] JELLS, licen. by North- 
1821 uin berland Presbyterian Classis and 
Presb. of Duns; ord. 10th Oct. 1776, 
min. at Etal : trans, to Hutton 19th March 
1789; pres. by William Berry of Whitsome 
Hill, Dec. 1820 ; adm. 8th Feb. 1821 ; died 
25th May 1838, aged 90. He marr. 20th 
Jan. 1779, Christian Watherstone, who died 
s.p. 5th May 1841. Publication Account 
of Hutton (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iv.). 

[JOSEPH STEVENSON, born Berwick - 
on-Tweed, 27th Nov. 1806, eldest son of 
Robert S., surgeon, and Elizabeth Wilson : 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Chirnside 8th Sept. 1829 ; em 
ployed in the MS. department of the 
British Museum, 1831-4, and a subcom- 
missioner of the Public Records, 1834-8 ; 
pres. by John Wilson of Whitsome Hill in 
1838. Objection to his appointment was 




taken by George Fulton Knight, inin. of 
Mordington, on the ground that several of 
S. s children had been baptized by clergy 
men of the Church of England. The Synod 
ordered the Presb. to proceed with the 
ordination. Letters in S. s favour were 
produced from Sir Henry Ellis, Prof. Fraser- 
Tytler, and many well-Known men. On a 
second appeal being begun by Knight, S. 
withdrew from the presentation. In 1839 
he entered the Church of England ; was 
librarian to the Dean and Chapter of 
Durham in 1841 ; honorary MA. (Durham 
1844) ; curate of St Giles, Durham, 1847 ; 
vicar of Leighton-Buzzard, Bedfordshire. 
1849-02. In 1863 he joined the Church 
of Rome, and was a priest in 1872. From 
1872 to 1876 he studied the Archives in the 
Vatican Library at Home. In 1877 lie 
entered Roehampton College as a Novice 
of the Society of Jesus, and in 1885 became 
professed of the three vows ; LL.D. (St 
Andrews 1893); died at London, 8th Feb. 
1895. He marr. 19th Sept. 1831, Mary Ann 
(died llth July 1869), daugh. of John Craig, 
Mount Florida, Glasgow, and had issue. 
He was an archivist and historical writer 
of much distinction, whose pen for more 
than sixty years was never idle. He did 
important work for the Rolls Series, and 
edited numerous volumes for the Bannatyne, 
Maitland, and Roxburghe Clubs, as well as 
the Surtees and other learned Societies. The 
Diet. j.Yat. Bioy. furnishes a complete list of 
these. Vide Pollen s "Memoir" in The Month 
(March and April 1895); The Tablet, 16th 
Feb. 1895 : The Athenwnm, 16th Feb. 1895.] 

ROBERT CO WE, born Bunimoutli, 1st 
1839 Dec. 1804, son of Henry C. ; edu 
cated at Berwick Grammar School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (22nd April 
1826); tutor in the family of Angus 
Makellar, D.D., min. of Pencaitland ; Keen, 
by Presb. of Chirnside 28th Sept. 1830 ; 
assistant at Whitsome : ord. (at Huttonj 
19th April 1832, min. of the High Meeting, 
Berwick-on -Tweed ; pres. by John Wilson 
of Whitsome Hill: trans, and adm. 28th 
March 1839. Joined the Free Church; 
adm. min. of the Free Church, Portobello, 
2nd Nov. 1843; trans, to St Andrew s 


Presbyterian Church, Manchester, 5th Nov. 

| 1845, and to Free St Stephen s, Glasgow, 

< 17th May 1849; died 20th Oct. 1867. He 

marr. 3rd Aug. 1852, Hannah Watson, who 

died 26th Dec. 1886, and had issue Henry, 

; died aged 17 ; Hannah (marr. Kirkland, 

Oregon, U.S.A.). Publications Ao Truth, 
^Y<j A?/V(Edin., 1849); The Gift and theGauge 
(Edin., 1855); Christian Responsibiliti/, 
Memoir [by James Freer] (Glasgow, 1868). 

JOHN ROBERTSON, born 2nd Jan. 

1843 18u0 son of Jolm 1>l "> f armei 5 Wincl- 
shiel, and Margaret Edington ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh : licen. by 
< Presb. of Duns 4th April 1825 ; assistant at 
: Dunbar, 1825-33; ord. to Houndwood llth 
i May 1838 ; trans, and adm. 2nd Nov. 1843 ; 

died 27th Oct. 1865. He marr. (1) 25th Dec. 

1833, Margaret (died 6th Aug. 1839), daugh. 
; of AVilliam Sibbald, D.D., min. of Hadding- 

ton, and had issue Elphinstone Margaret, 
1 born 19th Oct. 1834 (marr. James Heriot 

of Beriotbank), died 10th July 1914 ; John 
Alexander, his successor : (2) 22nd Dec. 

1841, Catherine (died 5th Nov. 1867), daugh. 
i of George Logan, Edrom, and widow of 

Thomas Logan, Whitsoinelaws. 


1866 k rn 19tn ^P r tf 183C > S0il f preced 
ing ; educated at Edinburgh Univ. : 
licen. by Presb. of Chirnside in 1859 ; 
assistant at Old Greyfriars, Edinburgh ; 

j ord. 2nd Aug. 1866 ; clerk of Presb. 1870 ; 

! clerk of Synod 1899. Marr. 27th Aug. 

! 1867, Helen Stenhouse, who died 26th 
Jan. 1911, and had issue John Alexander, 
M.D., born 29th Aug. 1868, died at Matjes- 
fontein, Cape Colony, 22nd Sept. 1903; 
Catherine Purves Logan, born 2nd March 
1872 (marr. 20th Jan. 1898, William 
M Dowall Selby, M.B., C.M., Port William); 
Stenhouse, born 12th Nov. 1875, died 10th 
Jan. 1880 ; William Sibbald, M.D., born 8th 
March 1881. [Vide Memorial Sketch of 
John. A. Robertson, M.D., by the Hon. 
Lord Low, 1904.] 


1906 ^D- , ord. (assistant and successor) 

17th Aug. 1906; trans, to Steven 

Memorial Church, Bellahouston, Glasgow, 

21st Feb. 1911. 




HUGH PARK REID, born Chalmer- 
1911 stone Stai 1 Ayrshire, 17th May 
1871, son of Hugh R. and Mary 
Young ; educated at Ayr Academy and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr May 1896 ; assistant at Muirkirk, and 
at St Vincent s and Sandyford parishes, 
Glasgow ; ord. 1st Sept. 1901 ; min. of St 
Andrew s Church, Alexandria, Egypt ; acted 
as consular chaplain ; res. in 1910 ; adra. to 
this charge (assistant and successor) 9th 
June 1911. Marr. 10th Sept, 1901, Martha, 
daugh. of Henry MacRostie, Kirkcolm, and 
has issue Hugh Alexander Calderwood, 
born 12th April 1903; Ronald Park, born 
1st May 1908; Kathleen Mary, born 29th 
Jan. 1914. 


[Of the church consecrated by David de 
Bernham on 2nd April 1 243, only a small 
fragment is now standing. The site is a 
grassy knowe close to the farm steading 
of Hilton, and about a mile east of Whit- 
some. The parish was united to Whitsome 
by the Lords Commissioners of Teinds, 
19th June 1734. It included the lands of 
Otterburn, which later were annexed to 
Longformacus. The parish was in the 
Presb. of Duns from 22nd Oct. 1707 to Oct. 

JOHN LIGHTBODY, reader from 1576 
1576 to 1585. 


Upsetlington [Ladykirk] in 1570; 

min. at Fish wick in 1574; returned 

to Upsetlington in 1576 ; trans, and adm. 

about 1585 ; died 24th Oct. 1598. He 

granted a lease of the teind sheaves to 

James Home of Wedderburn. He marr. 

Beatrix Forman, who survived him, and 

had issue George. [ Wodrow Miscell. ; 

Rey. Assig. ; Milne Home MSS., 57.] 

JAMES HOME, second son of Sir 
-David HL of Wedderburn ; adm. 5th 
Dec. 1609; still min. in 1634. He 
marr. (1) before 1597, Isabel (dead by 


1605), daugh. of Patrick Home of Pol- 
warth, and widow of Thomas Cranstoun of 
Corsbie, Legerwood : (2) Jean, sister of 
David Cockburn in Goffrarig, and had 
issue David, min. of Ladykirk ; James ; 
also a natural son, John, who witnessed a 
deed in 1620. [AV/. of Assi j. ; Ihmnatyne 
Miscell. ; Reg. of Deeds, cccclxxii., 169 ; 
Milne Home J/A ,5 ., 88.] 

DANIEL DOUGLAS, min. 1650 to 
1650 1662. See below. 


16th Oct. 1662; trans, to Polwarth 

in 1664. [Reg. of Collat.} 

JOHN HEPBURN, M.A. ; ord. and 
coll. 28th Oct. 1664; trans, to 
Earlston in 1673. [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Reg. Collat. } 


WILLIAM METHVEN, M.A. ; ord. and 
coll. 25th March 1675 ; trans, to 
1675 Fogo in 1682.-[AVr/. of Collat.} 


SIMON WYLD, mentioned as min. in 
1683 ; trans, to Wauchope after 14th 

Oct. 1684. 

JOHN HOME of Broomhouse, Edrom, 
min. in 1689 ; deprived by the Act of 
Parliament 25th April 1690, restoring 
Presbyterian mins. He opened a meeting 
house at Coldingham, and with John Home 
of Kelloe, min. of Greenlaw, and other 
outed mins., carried on Episcopal services 
there, also at Eyemouth and Ay ton, and 
latterly at Prenderguest. He died at 
Whitfield, 15th May 1717, and was buried 
at Edrom. [MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Duns 
Presb. and Coldingham, Sess. Regs.} 

DANIEL DOUGLAS, born 1619, eldest 

son of John D., min. of Crail ; M.A. 

(St Andrews 1644) ; adm. after 24th 

Feb. 1650. He joined the Protesters in 

1651, and was deprived on or before the 

establishment of Episcopacy in 1662. He 

preached much at conventicles, and baptized 




and married in the district. For a time 
he resided in Holland, but was restored by 
the Act of Parliament 25th April 1690. He 
died 24th July 1705. He is said to have 
been "a simple man as to the world, yet of 
more learning and ingenuity than most." 
The local saying, however, is, " Like Daniel 
Douglas, more plain than pleasant. " In his 
old age, the Presb. rebuked him more than 
once for his unsuitable language in the 
pulpit. He marr. Margaret, sister of James 
Hutcheson, min. of Killellan [Houston], 
and bad issue Mary. [Fife >Sas., xix., 34 ; 
Pittenweem Hess, and Dalkeitk Fresh. Keys.; 
Livingston s Life ; Wodrow s /fist. : Inq. 
Ret. Je Tut., 1143; Tombst. : Scot. Fresb. 

Eloq. ; Brown s Covenanters of the Merse, 
184 ; Berwick Sas., i., 96.] 


1706 in 1700. [6 . R. Sas., xc., 295.] 

WILLIAM WILSON, schoolmaster at 

1707 Stichill ; licen. by Presb. of Kelso 
2nd March 1701 ; called 13th March, 

and ord. 4th Sept, 1707; died unraarr. 3rd 
May 1731, aged 68. 

( JEOliUE HUME, pres. by Robert John- 
1732 stone f Hilton, and ord. 16th March 
1732; trans, to Whittingehame 21st 
April 1736. 


[Proposed to be erected by the General Assembly, April 1581, but in 1593 the parishes 
of Kelso, Linton, Makerstoun, Morebattle, Mow, Roxburgh, Sprouston, and Yetholm 
were still in the Presb. of Jedburgh, while those of Ednam, Home, Nenthorn, and Stichill 
were in that of Duns. The Register begins 19th Oct. 1609. There are blanks from 12th 
.Dec. 1648 to 1st May 1649 ; 2nd April 1661 to 28th Oct. 1662 ; and 16th Oct. 1683 to 17th 
March 1691.] 


[King Edgar, who reigned from 1097 to 
1107, granted the lands now forming this 
parish to Thor, an Englishman. Thor 
built a church dedicated to St Cuthbert, 
and, with the king s consent, endowed it 
with a ploughgate of land. This is the 
earliest recorded case of the erection of 
a parish in Scotland. There was here a 
hospital of St Leonard, known as Ednam 

JOHN BROWN, last of the Roman 
incumbents. He probably conformed. 


[Reg. Sec. Sig., ii., 40.] 

THOMAS AITKIN, reader in 1574. In 
1576 Makerstoun and Nenthorn were 
in his charge ; trans, to Yetholm 
in 1579. 


ROBERT RYNDE [RH1ND], min. in 
1579 1579 ; trans, to Mertoun about 1580. 


DUNCAN WALKER, reader at Borth- 
wick from 1576 to 1580; min. here 
in 1585. In 1593, Bassendean [West- 
ruther], Nenthorn, and Gordon were in the 
charge, Makerstoun being excluded ; pres. 
to the vicarage of Nenthorn by James 
VI. before 24th May 1594; died previous 
to 17th May 1599. [Reg. Assig. ; Dalkeith 
PrcKl. Reg. Calderwood s Hist,, iv., 604.] 


THOMAS PORTEOUS, min. in 1599 ; 

pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 

before 30th March 1602 ; died in May 
1617. He marr. Agnes Crichton (who sur 
vived him, and marr. secondly, John Rich 
ardson, merchant burgess of Edinburgh), 
and had issue Andrew ; John, apprenticed 
to Thomas Douglas, hatmaker, Edinburgh, 
1st Oct. 1634 ; James ; Janet ; Agnes. 
[Edin. Inhib., xix., 104 ; Reg. Assig. ; Reg. 
Sec. Sig. , Haddington and Jedburgh Presb. 

1617 born 1595; son of John C., min. of 
Lennel [Coldstream] ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 22nd July 1615) ; pres. by James VI. 
17th May 1617. He was called before the 
Court of High Commission in 1620. Per 
mission was given him by the Archbishop 
of St Andrews to leave his Presb. [Duns] 
and join that of Kelso, llth July 1620. He 
was dep. after 29th Sept. 1639 and before 
2nd Sept. 1641, and died before 24th Aug. 
1655 [according to another account, in 1651.] 
He marr. Jean Stirling, and left issue John, 
min. of Yarrow ; George of Wyliecleuch. 
[Reg. Sec. Sig.; Lander Tests.; Stat. Reports, 
1627 ; Baillie s Lett. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 1097.] 

JOHN SOMERVILLE, son of James, 

1639 secon d son of James, fifth Lord 

Somerville ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 25th 

July 1624); became schoolmaster of More- 




battle; licen. by Presb. of Lanark before 
27th Feb. 1627; ord. (at Kelso) 5th, and 
adm. 8th Oct. 1639. He joined the Pro 
testers in 1651, was dep. by the Synod in 
Oct. 1660. and was still alive 20th Feb. 
1666. He acquired property in Teviotdale, 
and marr. Margaret Knox, who was allowed 
the vacant stipend, 20th Nov. 1660, and had 
issue James, student at Univ. of Edin 
burgh, drowned while bathing in the Water 
of Leith ; Robert, alive in 1679. [Her/. Sec. 
Sifj. ; Livingston s Life : Wodrow s Hist. ; 
Mem. of the Somervilles, i., 440 ; Scots Peer 
age, viii., 22.] 

ROBERT YOUNG, tutor to Alexander, 

Lord Coldingham, son of James 

Home of Cowdenknowes, third Earl 

of Home ; pres. by Charles II. 8th July. 

and adm. before 18th Dec. 1661 ; died April 

1668. [Min.-book Key. Prir. Seal, v.] 

ADAM PEACOCK, M.A. ; pres. by 
Charles II. 21st Oct. 1668 ; ord. after 
27th April, and adm. 27th May 1669 ; 
trans, to Morebattle llth Jan. 1683. 



WILLIAM SPEED, son of George S., 
min. of Aberlour ; M.A. (King s Col 
lege, Aberdeen, 1656) ; schoolmaster 
of Elgin, 1656-61 ; passed trials before the 
Presb. of Elgin, and recommended to the 
Bishop for license 4th Nov. 1663 ; ord. at 
Elgin 17th Aug., and adm. to Botriphnie 
24th Aug. 1664 ; pres. by Charles II. 10th 
Jan., trans., coll., and inst. 20th Feb. 1633 ; 
deprived by the Privy Council 3rd Sept. 
1689, for neither reading the Proclamation 
of the Estates nor praying for William and 
Mary, but praying for James VII. He sub 
sequently resided at Netherbyres, Ayton, 
where he died before 23rd April 1706. He 
marr. Magdalen Craw, and had an only 
daugh., Margaret (marr. George Craw of 
Netherbyres). [Min.-book Reg. Priv. Seal, 
v. ; Lander Tests. ; Peterkin s Constitution 
of the Church ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

THOMAS THOMSON, M.A. ; ord. 12th 

1692 *^ u ^ 1( ^ 2 > trans% to Southdean 6th 
Nov. 1700. 

WILLIAM BAXTER, M.A. ; called 6th 
17Q2 Nov. 1701 ; ord. 12th Feb. 1702 ; 
trans, to Sprouston 2nd Aug. 1722. 

THOMAS POLLOK, son of Allan P., 
1723 P ort i ner f Craigton, and Elspeth, 
daugh. of Thomas Paton of Craigton ; 
M.A. (Glasgow, 7th July 1715); licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 1st May 1718 ; pres. by 
George II. 5th Jan., and ord. 21st 
June 1723; died 16th May 1764, aged 
about 69. He marr. 2nd Sept. 1724, Alison 
Mason, who died 29th July 1788, and had 
issue Allan ; James ; Isobel ; John ; Jean ; 
George, born 14th Jan. 1732 ; Thomas, 
D.D., vicar of Grittleton, Wilts, born 25th 
Jan. 1736, died 29th Sept. 1801 ; Alison, 
born 17th July 1740 ; Elizabeth, born 6th 
July 1743; Mary, born 14th June 1750. 
Publication A Synod Sermon, to ivhich is 
added a Discourse on the Happiness of G od. 
(Edinburgh, 1734). [Acts of Ass., 1723.] 

DAVID DICKSON, son of George D. 
17eg and Catherine Hamilton, Whitehill, 
Earlston ; licen. by Presb. of Kelso 
1st June 1742; pres. by George III. 26th 
Oct. 1764; ord. 21st March 1765; died un- 
marr. 3rd June 1795, in his 75th year. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., xi.). [T 

17Q6 Presb. of Kelso 6th Oct. 1772 ; ord. 
min. of Pottergate Presbyterian 
Church, Alnwick, 1774; pres. by George 
III. 30th July 1795, and adm. 15th March 
1796; died 27th Feb. 1819, in his 77th 
year. He marr. 26th Sept. 1781, Margaret 
Wilkinson, and had issue Margaret, born 
17th July 1782 ; Alexander, born 19th Nov. 

JOSEPH THOMSON, pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, 21st March, and ord. 
3rd Aug. 1819 ; trans, to Morebattle 
30th May 1844. 

WILLIAM LAMB, born Hawick, 10th 
Sept. 1814, son of Walter L. ; edu 
cated at Edinburgh High School 

and Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh ; 

preacher at Caerlanrig; pres. by Queen 




Victoria 17th Aug., and ord. 14th Nov. 
1844 : clerk of Presb. 1846-77 : died 10th 
Aug. 1877. He marr. 28th Jan. 1869, 
Christian Archibald MacDongall, daugh. 
of Joseph Yair, niin. of Eckforcl, and had 
issue Helen Josephine, born 19th Nov. 
1869 ; Walter, min. of Lander, Christian 
Mary, born 6th July 1*73 ; William, born 
9th March 1874 : George, born 8th Dec. 
1875: John Yair, born 23rd March 1877. 


JOHN BURLEIGH, born Glasgow 8th 

^- y ^ r>1 son ^ J nn B. and Helen 
Borland ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow : licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 13th 
June 1877 ; assistant at Maxwell Parish, 
Glasgow ; ord. 14th March 1878 ; clerk of 
Presb. 1900: clerk of Synod 1911. Man . 
2nd Feb. 1892, Agnes Ann, daugh. of Thomas 
Henderson, farmer, Boon and Shidlaw, 
and Jessie Stewart, and has issue John 
Henderson Seaforth, M.A., Lieut. K.O.S.B., 
born 19th May 1894 ; Thomas Huntlywood, 
R.A.M.C., born 30th Sept. 1895. Publica 
tion Ednam and Its Indwell erx (Glasgow, 


[AV.w. The church was dedicated to St 
Mary. Prior to the Pie-formation it belonged 
to the Abbey of Kelso. About 1648, the 
abbey, which had suffered considerably at 
the hands of Hertford during his invasion 
of Scotland in 1515, was put into repair 
and fitted up as the parish church. Tt con 
tinued to be so used until 1773, when the 
present curiously shaped octagonal church 
was erected. 

Maxwell. The church of Maxwell, dedi 
cated to St Michael, was situated near 
the junction of Tweed and Teviot. It 
was named, from the pool on the Tweed 
there, Maccus Wheel (Anglo-Saxon wiel, a 
pool). No trace of the church exists, but 
a number of tombstones, brought from 
its churchyard, are deposited in an open 
space within the policies of Springwood 
Park. At Harlawe, near the head of the 

Burn of Wooden in the parish of Maxwell, 
there was a chapel of St Thomas the 
Martyr. In 1180 this was given by Herbert 
of Maxwell to the parish church of Max 
well. Afterwards it passed into the hands 
of the Abbey of Kelso. The English 
destroyed it in 1545. 

AV James *, Ro,rhur<jh. This was the 
parish of the Royal Burgh of Roxburgh. 
The church was dedicated on 17th April 
1 134. It belonged to the Abbey of Kelso. 
The English ruined the church in 1425. 
The church was soon rebuilt, but was 
utterly destroyed, along with the towns 
of Roxburgh and Kelso, during the invasion 
of 1545. Its site was on the Tweed at the 
place called St James s Green, where St 
James s Fair has continued to be held on 
or about the saint s day. There remain 
only the foundations of a large church 
with aisles and columns. The hospital of 
Fairnington, within the parish of St James, 
is mentioned as early as 1186.] 

ADAM CLERK, exhorter here and at 
1569 Nisbet. 

PAUL KNOX, possibly son of William K., 
1574 merchant, Prestonpans, a brother of 
the Reformer; M.A. (St Andrews 
1571); min. in 1574, when Ednam, Maker- 
stoun, and Nenthorn were in the charge. 
He was still min. 1st May 1575. [Rey. 
Axs/t/.-, Wodrow MisceU. ; Knox ; s Works 
(preface), vi. ; M Crie s Kno.>\ ii. : Haig s 
1 fist or i / of Kelso. } 


1576 1576. He had charge of Sprouston, 

Maxwell, and Lempitlaw, instead of 

the parishes mentioned above : trans, to 

Cambuslung before 1580. [Key. Assiy.] 

1678 to 1580. [Reg. Assir,.] 

WILLIAM BALFOUR, son and heir of 
158g William B., citizen of St Andrews : 
min. in 1585 ; app. by the Privy 
Council 6th March 1589 a commissioner 
for the preservation of true religion in 
Roxburghshire ; trans, to Maxwell in 1590, 




when Sprouston and Lempitlaw were also 
in the charge, but returned in 1591 ; pres. 
to the vicarage of Maxwell by James VI. 
2nd Feb. and 4th May 1G04 ; died before 
15th Nov. 1605. He marr., and had issue 
John, served heir, 12th July 1615, pro 
bably rain, of Linton. [Reg. of Deeds, xlv., 
277 ; Key. Assig. ; Calderwood s Hist., iv., 
604 ; Wodrow Miscell. ; Book?, of the Kirk ; 
Inq. Ret. Edin., 353.] 

JAMES KNOX, son of William K., min. 
of Cockpen, was probably grand- 
nephew of the Reformer, and nephew 
of Paul K., min. in 1574; M.A. (Edin 
burgh) ; regent in the Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
adm. here in 1605 (Maxwell being also in 
the charge, to the vicarage of which he was 
pres. by James VI. 15th Nov. 1605) ; pres. 
to the vicarage of Kelso 25th May 1609, 
and again 22nd April 1610. He was app. 
constant Moderator of Presbytery by the 
Assembly at Linlithgow in 1606, and the 
Presb. were ordered by the Privy Council, 
17th Jan. following, to acknowledge him 
as such within twenty-four hours, under 
pain of rebellion. This was at first 
resisted, but afterwards accepted. He 
was a member of Assembly, 1610 and 1618. 
He dem. before 24th June, and died in 
Aug. 1633, aged about 58. He used as a 
dwelling-place vaults in the ruined abbey, 
one as a hall and kitchen, another as a 
bedchamber and closet, He marr. about 
1605, Martha Borthwick, and had issue- 
Robert, his successor; Martha, bapt. 31st 
May 1608 ; James, bapt. 4th Nov. 1611 ; 
Elizabeth, bapt. 12th Sept. 1612 ; William, 
born 1614; Rachel, bapt. 2nd June 1616; 
Agnes, bapt. 7th Oct. 1617 ; Jean, bapt. 
16th Dec. 1618; Alexander, bapt. 1619. 
[Calderwood s Hist., vi., 658 ; Haig s Hist, 
of Kelso ; Beg. Assig. ; Privy Comic. Reg. ; 
Booke of the Kirk ; Bannatyne Miscell., iii. ; 
Crawford s Knox Genealogy.] 

ROBERT KNOX, bapt, 30th Dec. 1606, 
eldest son of preceding ; M.A. (Edin- 
1633 burgh, 23rd July 1625) ; while living 
at Cranstoun he was adm. to the Exercise 
at Dalkeith 8th Dec. 1631 ; pres. by 
Charles I. 24th June, and adm. by John, 
Bishop of Caithness, 30th July 1633. He 

preached before Parliament 8th Aug., and 
before the King 12th Sept. 1641 ; was a 
member of Assembly, 1643, 1644, 1646-8; 
was imprisoned in 1654 for naming Charles 
II. in his prayers ; died at Edinburgh, 15th 
May 1658. He marr. (1) March 1638, Mar 
garet, daugh. of John Ker of Lochtour : 
(2) 15th June 1643, Elizabeth, second 
daugh. of Sir John Murray of Philiphaugh, 
Bart. ; she, " in consideration of her hus 
band s suffer ings for his affection and loyalty 
to his sovereign," obtained an Act of Parlia 
ment, 22nd March 1661, conferring on her 
and her children the stipend vacant after 
his death. By her he had issue Robert ; 
John ; Joan. [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Old Dec., 
iii. ; Sasines, xxvii. ; Edin. Reg. (Bur.) ; 
Lament s Diary ; Douglas s Baronage ; Acts 
of Ass. and Parl., vii. ; Baillie s Lett. ; 
Balfour s Hist. Works, ii. ; Inq. Ret. fre/i., 
2949 ; KHOJC Genealogy, .] 

from Stenton, and adm. 14th May 
1660 ; trans, to St Mungo s, Glasgow, 
28th March 1682. 


JAMES LORIMER, M.A. ; coll. before 
10th, and inst, 17th April 1683; 
D D ( gt Andrews, 29th July 1683) ; 

pres. to Professorship of Divinity at St 

Andrews 22nd May 1686 (</.><.). 



JAMES GRAY, M.A. (Edinburgh, 20th 
March 1671); licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington in 1679; adm. to Second 
Charge, Haddington, 20th Jan. 1681 ; 
deprived by the Test Act in 1681 ; adm. 
here before 5th June 1687 ; deprived by 
the Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1689, for 
neither reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates nor praying for William and Mary, 
but for King James. James Gray, min. of 
Inncrleithen, was probably his son. [Peter- 
kin s Constitut. of the Church ; MS. Ace. of 
Min., 1689 ; Monro s Apology for the Church 
of Scotland ; Haig s Hist, of Kelso.] 

[JOHN DICKSON, M.A. ; formerly of 
Rutherglen, officiated in a meeting 
house here after the Toleration 1687. 
He returned to Rutherglen 25th April 1690.] 





WILLIAM JACK, sometime min. at 
16g5 Clapham, London; jidm. min. of 
P.iggar 2Sth April 1692 : called Nov. 
1694 : trans, and adm. 24th Jan. 1695 : 
died apparently unman 1 ., after Oct. 1699 
[Haig s /fitt.] 

JAMES RAMSAY, born 1072, probably 
1707 of the family of Ramsay of Edington ; 
M.A. (St Andrews, 23rd July 1G87) : 
licen. by Presb. of Duns and Chirnside 1st 
Xov. 1692 : ord. to Eyemouth 9th May 
1693: called 5th Sept. 1700; trans, and 
adm. 24th Sept, 1707. In 1714 he was one 
of the deputation sent by the General 
Assembly to congratulate George T. on 
his succession to the throne. In 1715. 
and again in 1745, he used his influence 
with the people to oppose the Jaco 
bite army. He was Dean of the Chapel 
Hoyal 6th March 1716, but was deprived in 
1726 on a change of Government. He was 
Moderator of Assembly llth May 1738, 
and again 14th May 1741 ; died FATHEI: 
OF THE CHUKCII, 3rd July 1749. At the 
meeting of Commission, 7th Xov. 1 706, he 
moved a protest against the sitting of 
bishops in the United Parliament, which 
was carried by a majority of 59 to 17. 
The closing address of his second moderator- 
ship was contained in a single sentence : 
It is with pleasure I can observe that 
the affairs of this Assembly have, by the 
good hand of God upon us, been managed 
with great decency and remarkable unan 
imity." He was a man of great natural 
gifts, of a sturdy bodily frame, of much 
shrewd common sense together with a great 
deal of humour. He was in the habit of 
walking to Edinburgh to the Assembly. 
He marr. (1) before 1695, Alison, claugh. 
of William Nisbet, merchant, Eyemouth, 
and had issue Jean (marr. 14th Oct. 1727, 
William Hume, younger of Scotshouse) 
(2) 3rd July 1731, Margaret (died 28th Nov. 
1768), daugh. of Archibald Borthwick of 
Sauchnell, and widow of John Lauder, min. 
of Eccles, and had issue Elizabeth (marr. 
Robert Park, min. of Foulden). Publica 
tions Letter from a Gentleman to a Member 
of Parliament concerning Toleration (Edin 
burgh, 1703) ; Remark upon the Cane of the 

Episcopal Clergy and those of the Episco 
palian P-vsuaswn (Edinburgh, 1703); 
Toleration * Fence, Removed (Edinburgh, 
1703): An Examination of Three Prelati- 
cal / inttji/tfcf* (Edinburgh, 1703).- [Vett. 
AY;/. ,Vas., Ixviii , 107 ; Boston s Memoir* : 
Witherspoon s Ecclesiastical Charact< /- 
isticK : Ocl,tert ;/,< J/,SX : Wod row s Anal. : 
Haig s Ifitt. of Keho : Morren s Antiah: 
Tait s lloi-iler C//rc/i A//V. i.] 

CORNELITS LUX DIE, born nth Aug. 
1750 ^ lfi > third son of Archibald L., min. 
of Saltoun : licen. by Presb. of Had- 
dington 5th Feb. 1745: pres. by Robert, 
Duke of Roxburghe, in Oct. 1749 : ord. 
4th July 1750 ; died 17th Jan. 100. "His 
primitive integrity, universal benevolence, 
and the gentleness and simplicity of his 
character endeared him to all classes of 
the community. He marr. 27th Aug. 
1762, Mary (died 1st May 1801, aged 68), 
daugh. of William Ronald of Williams- 
craig. Provost of Linlithgow, and had 
issue Mary, born 13th Jan. 1761 (marr. 
16th July 1784, John Wood, min. of the 
Presbyterian Church, Crookham) ; Archi 
bald, born 15th July 1765, died at Xice, 
23rd Jan. 1789 : Jean, born l*th May 1767 ; 
Margaret, born 25th Jan. 1769, died 12th 
June 1787; Rachel, born 27th Xov. 1770, 
died 14th Xov. 1771: William, born 19th 
July 1772, died 8th Jan. 1774; Robert, 
min. of this parish : Elizabeth, born 
26th April 1776, died 22nd Feb. 1795; 
Marion, born llth Aug. 1777, died 4th 
Feb. 1786 ; Catherine, born 16th May 1779, 
died l84I.[Tombst.; Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 
x. ; Haig s I Tint, of KeJxo : Mason s Keho 

LESLIE MOODIE, trans, from Xewton ; 

isoo pres> b y Jonn Duke f Roxburghe, 
25th Feb., and adm. 14th Aug. 1800 ; 
trans, to Inveresk 27th June 1806. 

ROBERT LUXDIE, born 4th July 1774, 
1807 son of ComeKus L., min. in 1750; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; 
ord. to Gordon 26th March 1801 ; pres. by 
the three rival claimants to the dukedom 
of Roxburghe, viz., John Bellenden Ker, 




25th, Walter Ker of Littledean, 29th, 
and Sir James Norcliffe Innes, Bart., 
30th Aug. 1806; trans, and adm. 26th 
March 1807 ; died (in his garden, with 
Bonnet s Christian s Orator// in his hand, 
open at the close of " Meditations on 
Heaven") 16th April 1832. He marr. 27th 
April 1813, Mary, youngest daugh. of 
George Grey of West Orel and Milfield, 
and Mary Burn (she survived him, and 
marr. secondly, Henry Duncan, D.D., min. 
of Ruth well), and Lad issue Mary, author 
of the hymn " Jesus, Tender Shepherd, hear 
me, ;; born 26th April 1814 (marr. llth -July 
1836, William Wallace Duncan, min. of 
Cleish). died 5th Jan. 1840 [vide Menunr 
of Mary Lundie Duncan, by her Mother]; 
Cornelius, railway engineer and director, 
born 29th May 1815, died at Cardiff, 12th 
Feb. 1908 ; Susanna Isabella, born 6th May 
1817, died 14th Aug. 1826; Jane Catherine, 
born 1st Dec. 1821 (marr. Horatius Bonar, 
D.D., min. of the North Church, Kelso) ; 
George Archibald, missionary in Samoa, 
born 31st Dec. 1819, died Sept. 1841 [vide 
Missionary/ Life in Samoa, as exhibited in 
the Journals of G. A. Limdie, edited by his 
Mother]; Robert Henry, D.D., min. of 
Fairfield Presbyterian Church, Liverpool, 
Moderator (1884) of Presb. Church of 
England, born 5th Xov. 1824, died 20th Jan. 
1895. Publications Gleanings of Pastoral 
Addresses (Edinburgh, 1832) ; Character of 
the Rev. T. 8. Hardie ; Report of the Proceed 
ings and Delate in the General Assembly 
respecting the Election of Mr Leslie to the 
Mathematical Chair (Edinburgh, 1805) ; 
articles in The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. 
[Baird s and Hunter s Funeral Sermons ; 
Gleanings ; Haig s Hist. ; Lady Hall s Dr 
Duncan of Ruthv ell ,~] 


1832 ^A- > P res - by" James Henry Robert, 

Duke of Roxburghe, and his curators, 

28th July, and adm. 27th Sept. 1832 ; trans. 

to West Parish, Greenock, 23rd Nov. 1843. 

JAMES SMITH, born Glasgow 1804, 

1844 e ^est son f William S. ; educated 

at Univ. of Glasgow, and Theological 

Hall of the Relief Church ; ord. min. of 

the Relief Congregation, Campbeltown, 
26th Aug. 1829. Joined the Church of 
Scotland in 1835 ; adm. min. of Chalmers 
Parish, Glasgow, 26th March 1840; trans, 
and adm. to Borthwick 19th Nov. 1841 ; 
pres. by James Henry, Duke of Roxburghe ; 
trans, and adm. 28th March 1844; died 
at Glenearn, Perthshire, 23rd Oct. 1879. 
He marr. (1) 20th Oct. 1829, Agnes (died 
30th Jan. 1845), daugh. of John Fyfe, 
Glasgow, and had issue William Henry, 
born 10th April 1832, died 17th April 1848 ; 
Agnes Bowie, born 6th May 1834 (marr. 
Charles Maclean of Glenearn), died 5th 
June 1879 ; James, born 5th April 1836, 
died at Aleppo, 17th Nov. 1857; John 
Fyfe, born 26th Feb. 1838, died at Tangiers, 
8th July 1858; Emily Dewar, died 25th 
April 1857, aged 15: (2) 13th Nov. 1846, 
Margaret (died s.p. 14th Jan. 1848), daugh. 
of John Swinton of Swinton, advocate, and 
Mary Anne Hepburne of Clerkington : (3) 
30th Nov. 1864, Mary Ann Gosset who died 
17th Oct. 1877. Publication An Exposi 
tion of the Principles of the Relief Church 
and of the Proceedings of the Relief Synod, 
in the Campleltoivn Case (Edinburgh, 1837) 
[one of the most important law cases which 
ever occurred affecting Dissenters]. [The 
Wheat and the Chaff, 24 ; Struthers History 
of the Relief Church ; Small s History of 
U.P. Congregations, ii,, 187.] 

B.D. ; trans, from North Parish, 
Greenock, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 10th Sept, 1874 ; trans, to 
Maxwell Parish, Glasgow, 7th June 1877. 

DAVID HUNTER, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
1878 (assistant and successor) 23rd Jan. 
1878 ; trans, to St Mary s Parish, 
Partick, 5th Oct. 1882. 


born Montrose, 18th Aug. 1856, son 
of Thomas N., shipowner, and Jane, 
daugh. of William Adam Smith, min. of 
Towie ; educated at Montrose Academy, 
Aberdeen Grammar School, Aberdeen and 
Edinburgh Univs. ; M.A. (Aberdeen 1876) ; 
Hcen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 1879 ; assist- 




ant at Xewington, Edinburgh, and Park 
Parish, Glasgow; ord. 8th March 1883; 
died 7th April 191(5. He inarr. 4th March 
1884, Sara, daugh. of \Yilliam tVEstcrre 
Pioberts, merchant, Glasgow, and had issue 
Thomas Disney Cordon, .solicitor, born 
1st July 1885; Annie Evelyn, born 7th 
April 1887 : William d Esterre, born 19th 
June 1888: Charles John, born Oth Xov. 


translated from the parish of St 
Serf, Edinburgh (</.>. .), and adm. 21st 
Sept. 191(5. 


[A church, built and endowed largely by 
the munificence of James Nisbet, publisher, 
London (a native of Spylaw, Kelso), was 
opened on 2Gth Xov. 1837. The Free 
Church retained possession of the building 
from 1843 to 1865. Disjoined from the 
parish of Kelso, and erected into a parish 
quoad sacra, 1868.] 

HOEATIUS BOXAE, born Edinburgh, 
1837 19th Dec. 1808, seventh son of James 
B., second solicitor of Excise, and 
Marjory Pyott or Maitland, daugh. of 
James Pyott, bailie of Montrose ; educated 
at High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh, 23rd April 
1833; assistant at St John s Parish, Leith ; 
app. by the managers, and ord. to this 
charge 30th Xov. 1837. Joined the Free 
Church ; min. of Kelso Free Church 1843 ; 
D.D. (King s College, Aberdeen, 9th April 
1853); trans, to Chalmers Memorial Free 
Church, Grange, Edinburgh, 7th June 1866 ; 
Moderator of the Free Church 1883; died 
31st July 1889. A popular evangelical 
preacher, and a notable writer of hymns 
which arc used in Christian worship all 
over the world. Some of his books had a 
large circulation : of God s Way of Peace, 
no fewer than 285,000 copies were sold. 
He marr. 16th Aug. 1843, Jane Catherine 
(died 3rd Dec. 1884), third daugh. of Kobert 
Lundie, min. of Kelso, and had issue 

Mary Lundie, born 14th June 1844 (marr. 
29th Aug. 1876, George Theophilus Dodds, 
M All Mission, Paris) ; James, born 25th 
May, died 19th July 1847 ; Marjory Emily 
Jane, born 29th Aug. 1849, died 28th June 
1850 ; Christian Cornelia, born 10th Oct. 
1852, died 17th July 1869; Lucy Jane, 
born 22nd Sept. 1854, died 20th Aug. 1858 ; 
Eliza Maitland, born 10th Sept. 1857 ; 
Horatius Xinian, sometime min. of U.F. 
Church, Saltoun, born 2nd April 1860 ; 
Emily Florence, born 26th Dec. 1861 
(marr. 2nd Aug. 1894, Duncan Clark Mac- 
Xicol, min. of Stockbridge U.F. Church, 
Edinburgh) ; Henry Kobert, born 17th Dec. 
1865, died 26th March 1869. Publications 
The Night of Weeping (London, 1845) ; The 
Stor;/ of G race (London, 1847) ; Prophetical 
Landmarks (London, 1847) ; The Coming 
and Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ 
(Kelso, 1849) ; The Morning of Joy (London, 
1850) ; Man : His Religion and His World 
(London, 1851) ; A Stranger Here (London, 
1852); The Eternal Day (London, 1854); 
The Desert of Sinai (London, 1857) ; 
Hymns of Faitli and Hope (translated 
into French), 3 vols. (London, 1857, 1861, 
1866) ; The Land of Promise a Spring 
Journey from Beersheha to Sidon (London, 
1858); God s Way of Peace (French, 
German, and Gaelic translations ; London, 
1862) ; Fifty-two Short Sermons for Family 
Reading (London, 1863) ; God s Way of 
Hall ness (London, 1864) ; Lyra Consola- 
tionis (London, 1865) ; Days and Nights in 
the East (London, 1866) ; Catechisms of the 
Scottish Reformation (London, 1866); Light 
and Truth : Bible Thoughts and Themes, 5 
vols. (London, 1868-72) ; Life of Rev. John 
Milne of Perth (London, 1869) ; Lays of the 
Holy Land (London, 1870); The Song of 
the New Creation (London, 1872) ; The 
Everlasting Righteousness (London, 1873) ; 
The Christ of God (London, 1874); The 
Old Gospel (London, 1874); Earth s 
Morning (London, 1875) ; The Rent Veil 
(London, 1875) ; Words to Winners of 
Souls (London, 1877) ; My Old Letters (an 
autobiographical poem; London, 1877); 
Hymns of the Nativity (London, 1879) ; 
The White Fields of France (London, 
1879) ; Communion Hymns (London, 



1881) ; Memoir of G. T. Dodds of Pans 
(London, 1884) ; Until the Day Break 
(London, 1890) ; and many other smaller 
books, with a large number of tracts, of 
which the most notable was the ; Kelso :; 
series (1846). He edited The Presbyterian, 
Review, The Quarterly Journal of Prophecy, 
The Christian Treasury, and The Border 
Watch. [Horatius Bonar, D.D. : a Memo 
rial (1890), has a complete Bonar bibli 
ography ; Introduction to Hymns by 
Horatius Bonar, selected and arranged 
by H. N. Bonar (1904); Julian s Diet. 
of Hymnolog;/ ; Diet. J\ T at. Bioij.; The 
Scotsman, 19th Dec. 1908.] 

PETEE M KERRON, born Aberlour, 
1865 12th Aug. 1832, son of Peter M K., 
farmer, Craighead, Aberlour ; edu 
cated at Univs. of Aberdeen and Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (King s College, Aberdeen, 
1854); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
1859 ; sometime teacher in Portobello ; 
ord. 27th April 1865 ; died 20th Aug. 
1890. He marr. 26th Aug. 1862, Annie, 
daugh. of David Denholm, Carberry Mains, 
Midlothian, and had issue David Den- 
holm, M.A., min. of Maxton ; Peter, born 
12th July 1865, died 21st March 1911 ; 
Janet Steed man, born 10th April 1867 
(marr. 1st Aug. 1903, Alexander Munro) ; 
Isabella Gordon, born 5th June 1869 (marr. 
3rd Sept. 1891, John Stuart Thomson); 
Robert Gordon, M.A., I.C.S., born 31st 
May 1871 ; James Steedman, born 24th 
Aug. 1873, died 19th Jan. 1904 ; Helen 
Kate, born 8th Aug. 1875, died 1st Jan. 
1895 ; Annie Elizabeth Mary, born 15th 
Feb. 1877 (marr. 27th Jan. 1915, Archi 
bald Dunbar) ; George Grant, M.A., 
LL.B., born 13th Jan. 1879 ; Agnes Jane, 
born 14th May 1882, died 20th Dec. 

1891 SON, ord. 12th March 1891 ; trans. 
to St Paul s Parish, Leith, 23rd Nov. 

1899 m~h May 1899 ; trans, and adm. to 
Makerstoun, 19th Sept. 1916. 


[The church of Linton can be traced 
back to 1127, when Blahan, "Presbyter of 
Linton," was present at a meeting of the 
clergy of England and Scotland for the 
consecration of Robert, Bishop of St 
Andrews. Edward, "parson of Linton," 
figures in 1160; and Patrick, "parson of 
Linton," witnesses a Melrose charter in 
Alexander IF. s reign. Over the door of 
the ancient church is sculptured the figure 
of a mounted knight in combat with a 
dragon. This is deemed a representation 
of St Michael, or possibly of St George. 
Prior to the Reformation, Linton was an 
independent rectory, the patronage being 
vested in the Lords Somerville. At Hose- 
law, in the upper end of the parish, close 
to the English Border, stood a chapel 
dedicated to St Machuit. It belonged 
to the Abbey of Kelso. The chapel 
ruins, encircled by a small burial-ground, 
were still visible in the eighteenth 
century. Almost on the old site a 
modern chapel of Hoseiaw was erected 
by public subscription in 1906, as a 
memorial of the Very Rev. Thomas Leish- 
man, D.D.] 

THOMAS M OF FAT, probably an 
old priest ; reader, Nov. 1571 to 




and vicar, with consent of Hew, 

Lord Somerville, let the glebe and 

kirklands to Walter Ker of Littledean, 

in June 1586. [Laiii j Charters, p. 


JOHN BALFOUR, M.A., probably a 

son of William B., min. of Kelso ; 

pres. by the Presb. jure devoluto 

15th, and inst. 29th March 1610. He held 

Yetholm in conjunction, where, apparently, 

he resided. " He taught not at the kirk of 

Linton, because it was altogether ruinous." 

He dem. in April 1616 (vide Yetholm). 

\_Booke of the Kirk.} 





ROBERT KER, prcs. by Sir Robert Ker, 
probably of the Hirsel ; first appears 
at Kelso on 2nd Feb. 1G19, bearing a 
letter from Archbishop Spottiswood to the 
Presb., desiring them to send R. K. "to 
Linton to teach." He was aclm. (at Peebles) 
in Sept. of that year. In 1621 he was accused 
of marrying James, eldest son of Arch 
bishop Law, to Margaret Haitlie of Meller- 
stain, in Smailholm Church, without pro 
clamation of banns. "As the Archbishop had 
a double interest in the affair, the Presb. 
wrote to ask his advice, and, in reply, the 
prelate sent a judicious letter, which buried 
the matter :: (LeishmaiVs Linton). He died 
between 16th March and 18th May 1658. 
He marr. Agnes Arrat, and had issue 
Jane (marr. John Ker of Lochinches) ; 
Isobel. [Melrose Presb. RefjJ\ 


ROBERT BO YD, son of Robert B. 

of Cranberries, Kilwinning ; M.A. 

(Glasgow 1644); chaplain to James, 
Earl of Home; called 25th July, and 
adm. 22nd Sept. 1658; deprived in 1662; 
ministered under indulgence at West Kil- 
bride. In 1684, refusing to give a bond 
that he would not minister anywhere in 
Scotland, he was imprisoned, and after 
wards " confined to a house in Edinburgh." 
He returned to Linton in 1690. 

JOHN BROWN, M.A.; trans, from 

1664 Tinwa ld; P r es. by William, Earl of 

Lothian ; coll. before 30th Aug., and 

inst. 6th Sept. 1664 ; trans, to Westerkirk 

in 1683. 

JOHX WILKIE, pres. 10th July, ord. 
1683 after 29th Aug., and inst. 19th Sept. 
1683. Refusing to pray for William 
and Mary, he was deprived 17th Sept. 
1689. He settled in Kelso, where he 
ministered to a congregation of Xonjurors. 
[Peterkin s Constit. of the Church ; J/,s . 
Ace. of Miii., 1689.] 

ROBERT BOYI), M.A., above noticed ; 

1690 restore d by Act of Parliament 25th 

April 1690 ; dem. on account of age 

llth May 1697. "He was a very knowing 

man, and of great experience in matters of 

discipline." He marr. Elizabeth Stirling. 
[(Mas. Com. Dec., 22nd April 1691 ; Reg. 
Gen. Ass., 1690 ; Oil Dec., i. ; Wodrow s 

WALTER DOUGLAS, born 1673, 
1698 voun o er son f Douglas of Bonjed- 
ward ; Keen, by Presb. of Middlebie ; 
called 20th July, and ord. 15th Sept. 1698 ; 
died between 7th Nov. and 5th Dec. 1727. 
He marr., and had issue Elizabeth ; Isobel 
(marr. Charles Douglas, min. of Cavers) ; 
Willielmina (marr. Dr John Tait, physician, 
Dalkeith). The pediment of D. s tomb 
stone, bearing the family arms and motto 
Honor et Amor now forms a tympanum 
to the vestry door of the church. Publi 
cation Eleven Sacramental Sermons (Edin- 
! burgh, 1725). 

GEORGE HALL, born 1680, son of 
1728 Robert Hall of Haughhead, and 
grandson of Henry Hall, the Coven- 
; anter ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 26th June 1699) ; 
chaplain to Pringle of Torsonce ; Keen, by 
Presb. of Earlston 8th Aug. 1706; chaplain 
to Thomas, Earl of Haddington ; ord. to 
Abbotrule 23rd Sept. 1714; pres. by James 
Murray of Cherrytrees ; trans, and adm. 24th 
Oct. 1728 ; died 30th Nov. 1740. He marr. 
17th July 1716, Emily (died at Edinburgh, 
1768), daugh. of Andrew Duncan, Scone, 
and had issue Patrick ; Gilbert ; Robert, 
bursar of the Presb. ; Jean (marr. April 
1748, Colin Campbell, writer, Edinburgh). 
Publication Practical Sermons on Several 
Subjects (Edinburgh, 1732). 

JAMES TURNBULL, born Sprouston, 
174g 1718 ; liccn. by pres. of Kelso 7th 
Sept. 1742 ; pres. by John Pi ingle of 
Haining, Senator of the College of Justice, 
and ord. 20th July 1743; clerk of Presb.; 
| died 13th Oct. 1780. He marr. (1) 31st 
Aug. 1752, Rebecca (died 25th March 1753, 
aged 20), daugh. of Andrew Ker Read [Reid], 
portioner of Hoselaw : (2) 1st Jan. 1759, 
Cecilia Rutherford, who died at London, 
1795, and had issue Frances, born 5th 
Nov. 1759, died 7th Oct. 1764; Robert, 
born 18th April 1761 ; Sarah, born 1st 
July 1763; Thomas, born 27th Jan. 1766; 
William, born 20th Sept., died 13th Oct. 




1768; Cecilia, born 29th July 1771.- 
[Tombst. ; Pedigree of Ker-Reid, 15.] 

ANDREW OGILVIE, born 20th Juno 

1781 1732) fourteentn cllild of ^il liam O-> 
tenant of Broadhaugh. on Teviot ; 

liccn. })y Presb. of Langholm 5th Sept. 
1758 ; ord. by the Northumberland Classis 
min. of Groatmarket Meeting-house, New- 
castle-on-Tyne, 14th Oct. 1759 ; pres. by 
John Pringle of Clifton, and adm. 31st 
July 1781 : died 15th Jan. 1805. He 
marr. 9th Nov. 17G7, Alice Lomax, who 
died 12th Jan. 1808, and had issue- 
Eleanor, born 31st Jan. 1709 : Jane, born 
25th Aug. 1770; Margaret, born 31st 
March 1772 ; William, born 24th Jan. 
1775 ; Joseph, born 14th May 1778 ; John, 
born 7th Feb. 1782. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iii.). 
[Historical Memorials of Presbyterianism 
in Neivcastie-upon-Tyne, 74.] 


WILLIAM FAICHNEY, born 2nd Sept. 
1764, son of William F., Mu thill ; 
Keen, by Presb. of Auchterarder 1st 
May 1792 ; assistant at Ednam 1794 ; pres. 
by Mark Pringle of Clifton, and ord. 19th 
Sept. 1805 ; died unmarr. 5th Dec. 1854. 


THOMAS LEISHMAN, born 7th May 
1825, eldest son of Matthew L., D.D., 
min. of Govan, a collateral descend 
ant of William L., Principal of Glasgow 
University ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1843); liccn. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 7th Feb. 1847 ; assist 
ant at Greenock ; ord. to Collace 1st 
July 1852 ; pres. by Robert Kerr Elliot 
of Harwood and Clifton; trans, and adm. 
7th June 1855 ; D.D. (Glasgow 1871) ; one 
of the founders of the Scottish Church 
Society in 1892 ; Lecturer on Pastoral 
Theology in the Scottish Universities, 
1895-7 ; Robert Lee Lecturer in 1897 ; 
Moderator of Assembly in 1898 ; res. 3rd 
May 1904; died at Edinburgh, 13th July 
1904. A. K. H. B. spoke of him as 
" the ideal country parson, learned, devout, 
peace-loving, pretty close to the first 
meridian of clergyman and gentleman." 
He marr. 25th March 1857, his cousin, 

Christina Balmanno (died 25th June 1868, 
aged 36), daugh. of Matthew Fleming, and 
had issue Matthew William Fleming, 
in West Australia, born 8th June 1859 ; 
Thomas Arthur, M.D., Brechin, born 8th 
Sept. 1860 ; James Fleming, his successor ; 
Robert Fleming, in South Australia, born 
31st Oct. 1862 ; Jane Elizabeth Fleming, 
born 1st June 1864 (marr. Charles James 
Cowan, min. of Morebattle) ; Christina 
Matilda Fleming, born 24th Dec. 1865 
(marr. 10th Oct. 1893, John Robert Donald, 
C.A., Glasgow) ; Charles Ross, in West Aus 
tralia, born 19th Jan. 1868. Publications 
Joint editor (with George Washington 
Sprott, D.D.) of Book of Common Order 
and Westminster Director ;i (Edinburgh, 
1868) ; A Critical Account of the Various 
Theories of the Sacrament of Baptism 
(Edinburgh, 1871); May the Kirk keep 
Paschc and Yule ? (Edinburgh, 1875) ; The 
Ritual of the Church of Scotland (vol. v. 
of Robert Herbert Story s The Church 
of Scotland Past and Present ; 1890) ; 
Moulding of the Scottish Reformation (Lee 
Lecture ; Edinburgh, 1897) ; The West- 
muster Directory, new ed. (Edinburgh, 
1901) ; The Church of Scotland as She Was, 
and as She Is [Macleod Memorial Lecture] 
(Edinburgh, 1903). [Harder Magazine, iii. ; 
Blacku oods May., Nov. 1897 ; New Lit 
urgies of the Scottish Kirk ; Sprott s 
Funeral Sermon : Trans. Scot. Ecclcs. Soc., 
iii., 90 ; Diet. Nat. Bioy.] 

12th Sept, 1861, third son of pre 
ceding ; educated at Edinburgh 
Academy and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1884); liccn. by Presb. of Edinburgh 3rd 
June 1885 ; assistant at Moulin, West 
Church of St Nicolas, Aberdeen ; army 
chaplain at Colchester ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 7th March 1895. Marr. 7th Feb. 
1900, his cousin, Jane, daugh. of William 
Leishman, M.D., Professor of Midwifery, 
Univ. of Glasgow, and has issue Thomas 
Linton, born 8th Dec. 1900 ; Augusta 
Drevar Fleming, born llth Dec. 1903; 
Christina Balmanno Michaelson, born 14th, 
died 21st Nov. 1907. Publications" His 
torical Notes on Church and Barony of 




Linton in Teviotdale :: (Hist, of ]>crwick- 
shire Nat. Club, xviii.) ; A Son of Knox, 
mid other Studies, Antiquarian and fiio- 
graj)Jdcal (Glasgow, 1909); Re-union 
Adequate S<-cnriti/ for tlte Continual nee of 
the Ministi t/, <i Necessary Requirement for 
the Church of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1909) ; 
" The Campanology of the Eastern Borders :; 
(Hist. Bcr.Nat. Club, xxi., 1911). 


[A church existed in the middle of the 
twelfth century, when Walter Corbet, who 
then possessed the barony, gave to the 
monks of Kelso " the church of Malkariston 
with the tithes thereof. 1 The present build 
ing dates from 1807.] 

1567 as min. in 1567. He died in 1584. 

1574 min. from 10th June 1574 to 1578. 

.JAMES IMTIlEIlFOi;!), min. in 1579 
1579 to 1586. 

WILLIAM PATOX, M.A,; min. in 
1588 1588 J trans, to -Orwell about 22nd 
March 1592. [Reg. Assig.} 

JOHN SMYTH, mentioned as min. in 
1607 1607.-[7 J . C. Reg., vii. 3 453.] 

JAMES WILKIE, a native of Mid- 
1612 lothian ; M.A. (St Andrews 1592) ; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
26th Dec. 1612 ; died in 1634. He had a 
son, James. O CH.. Reg. Sas., Ivi., 104 ; Reg. 
Assig. : Reg. Sec. Sig.] 

1685 son of Thomas T. of Minto; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 29th July 1626); pres. 
by Charles I. 15th Jan. 1635; was a 
member of Assembly in 1645; appointed 
chaplain to a regiment of horse in 1646; 
died before Oct. 1667, aged about 61. 
He marr., and had issue William, min. 
of Eckford ; Robert, apprenticed to James 
Stewart, merchant, Edinburgh, 17th Sept. 
1662. [Reg. Sec. Sig.; Wodrow s Hint. : Acts 
of AM. : Acts of Part., v.] 


1667 bur h 1641 )- : was on the Exercise 
at Kelso in 1645 ; adm. to Callander 
24th June 1651 ; trans, and coll. before 8th, 
and inst. and adm. 24th Oct. 1667 ; still 
min. 4th April 1 682. He marr., and had issue 
John, entered burgess and guild-brother 
of Edinburgh 8th Sept, 1680; Thomas, 
recommended to the Archbishop 21st March 
1676, for license. [Edin. Guild Reg.} 

GEORGE HOWIE, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1682 16 ~ 1 )^ formerly in a charge in 
England; pres. by Robert, Earl of 
Roxburghe, and inst. Sept. 1082. Fn 1088 
lie was pres. to the Grammar School of 
Tranent by George, Earl of Winton, but 
because of complaints, the min. of that 
parish refused consent till a certificate of 
character should be received. This was 
produced 30th Sept. 1088, "certifying to 
all concerned that George Howie, late min. 
at Makerstoun, removed from the diocese 
of Glasgow free of any church censure, 17th 
Sept. 1088. -Jo. GLASGOW." He is styled 
indweller in Seton in 1092. He marr. 
Christian Holywell. [Edin. Sns., xlix.,423.] 

1692 kurgh 1059); schoolmaster of Colin- 
ton in 1601 ; licen. by George, Bishop 
of Edinburgh, 18th Feb. 1003; min. of 
Wamphray in 1003, of Athelstaneford in 
1005 ; deprived for refusing the Test in 
1681 ; restored to the ministry, and adm. 
to this charge in 1692; dem. (on account 
of age) Oth Sept. 1715; died in 1718, in 
his 79th year. He marr. (cont. 13th July 
1664), Janet, daugh. of John Johnstone of 
Wamphray; and had issue Janet (marr. 
Archibald Douglas, min. at Saltoun. [Reg. 
of Deeds, Durie, 30th Jan. 1680 ; Tombst.} 

SAMUEL BROWN, licen. by Presb. of 
1715 Jedburgh 25th Jan 1710; chaplain 
to Charles, sixth Earl of Lauderdale ; 
pres. by John, Duke of Roxburghe, and 
ord. 20th Dec. 1715; went to Perth to be 
cut for stone 5th Oct. 1721 ; died between 
3rd Aug. and 7th Sept. 1725. He marr. 
(pro. 26th July 1724) Christian, daugh. of 
James Marshall, writer, Edinburgh; she 
survived him, and marr. secondly, 29th Aug. 
1726, John Montgomery, min. of Stewarton. 




WILLIAM WALKER, son of Alexander 
W. of Slipperfield, min. of Kirkurd ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 9th April 1713); 
licen. by Presb. of Peebles 31st Aug. 1720 ; 
pres. by John, Duke of Koxburghe, and 
ord. 20th July 17 20; he was suspended by 
the Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale sine 
die 5th Nov. 1741 ; they authorised the 
Presb. of Peebles, 5th Nov. 1744, to recall 
the sentence if they should see cause, and 
this was probably done. He died 1st Aug. 
1759, aged about GG. He marr. Christian 
Fiddes, who died s.p. 25th Jan. 1773. 

THOMAS MACDOUGAL, licen. by the 
Scots Presb. in London, and adm. 
as a probationer by Presb. of Kelso 
7th Nov. 1759 ; pres. by the Commissioner 
for John, Duke of Roxburghe, and ord. 
17th April 17GO; died 20th June 1784, 
aged 52. He marr. 18th Jan. 1703, Ann 
(died at Kelso, 5th Jan. 1810), daugh. of 
Edward Inglis, druggist, Edinburgh, and 
had issue David Dundas, born 20th June 
1704 ; Ann, born 9th Jan. 1700 ; Edward, 
born 19th Dec. 1707 ; John, born 19th 
Feb. 1771 ; Margaret, born 2nd May 
1774 ; William, born 8th May 1777, died 
at Antigua, llth Feb. 1825; Catherine, 
born 18th June 1779: Inglis (a daugh.), 
born 25th May 1783. 

masters in George Watson s Hospital, 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edin 
burgh 30th July 1755 ; ord. by the North 
umberland Classis 10th Aug. 1750 min. of 
the Wall Knoll Meeting-house, Newcastle ; 
pres. by John, Duke of Roxburghe, Gth 
Nov. 1784 ; adm. 14th June 1785 ; died 
15th May 1800. He marr. 5th Sept. 1780, 
Janet Trotter, who died 4th April 1799, and 
had issue an only child, Betty, born 3rd 
Aug. 1788. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., in.). 

DAVID HOGARTH, a native of Ber- 
1807 wickshire ; licen. by Presb. of Duns 
1st July 1800 ; pres. by the three 
rival claimants to the dukedom of Rox 
burghe, Sir James Norcliffe Innes, 30th 
Aug., Walter Ker of Littledean, 7th, and 
John Bellenden Ker, llth Oct. 1800; ord. 


7th May 1807; died 14th Aug. 1844. He 
was a good scholar, and even in the last 
years of his life, though almost blind, was 
deeply engaged in the study of the Greek 
Septuagint, and in a version of the New 
Testament in German. He marr. 13th 
Dec. 1810, Janet (died 5th June 1838), 
daugh. of Robert Nichol of Edenbank, 
and had issue Elizabeth Jean, born 13th 
Oct. 1811 ; Margaret, born 1st Feb. 1814, 
died 27th Nov. 1831 ; Christian, born 4th 
Jan. 1810; George, born 9th April 1821, 
died 17th Sept, 1825; George, born 14th 
Sept. 1827, vicar of Barton-on-Humber, 
Lincolnshire, 1858-79 ; rector of Harston, 
Leicester, 1879-1889; died 4th July 1902. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Neio 
Stat. Ace., iii.). 

ANDREW MACKIE, born Bowton, 
1844 Cumnock, 1806, son of John M., 
farmer, and Mary Kay; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr ; assistant at Hownam ; ord. 26th 
Dec. 1844; died llth April 1809. .He 
marr. 4th April 1848, Elizabeth Grace 
(died 14th June 1876), daugh. of Richard 
Hewat, farmer, Bassendean, and had issue 
John, surgeon, R.N., born 15th Feb. 
1849, died at Bombay, 2nd March 1892; 
Andrew, born 12th Feb. 1851 ; Hyndmer 
Eleanor, born 22nd April 1854; George 
Richard, born llth May 1860. 

JOHN DAWSON, born Fife, 10th July 
1833, son of James D., maltster ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
assistant at Greenside, Edinburgh ; ord. to 
Stobhill 22nd Sept., and app. to a Bengal 
chaplaincy 29th Dec. 1859; adm. min. of 
Dunnichen, 6th Dec, 1866 ; pres. by James, 
Duke of Roxburghe; trans, and adm. 9th 
Sept. 1869 ; died 1st Dec. 1879. He marr. 
14th Feb. 1800, Marion Milne (born Gth 
Jan. 1834, died 30th April 1905), daugh. of 
William Davidson, ironmonger, Edinburgh, 
and had issue Elizabeth Walker, born 10th 
August 1805 ; Marion Milne, born 25th Feb. 
1808; Agnes, born 25th June 1809; John, 
born 22nd Dec. 1870; Margaret Noble, 
born 22nd Nov. 1872; two sons and a 
daugh., who died young. 




kirk, Yorkshire, 17th March 1847, son 
of William B. and Susannah Tarn ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Linlithgow in 1878 ; assistant at 
Dalserf; ord. 23rd June 1880: died 16th 
April 1916. He marr. 1st July 1880, Eliza 
beth, rlaugh. of Matthew M Lintock, Sla- 
mannan, and had issue Marion, born 25th 
July 1881 ; William, M.B., Cli.B., born llth 
Oct. 1882 ; Matthew M Lintock, L.R.C.P.E., 
born 21st Sept. 1884 ; Philip George, medical 
student, born 12th May 1880: Susannah, 
born 13th Xov. 1888, died 14th Sept. 1889. 

W I L L I A M M < C A L L U M, born 
1916 Monzievaird, 26th April 1871, son of 
William M. and Jessie Patterson ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1891) ; licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 
2nd May 1894 ; assistant at Muthill, and 
at St Mary s, Dumfries; ord. to North 
Parish, Kelso, llth May 1899 ; trans, and 
adm. 19th Sept. 1916. Marr. 1st June 
1900, Mary, daugh. of John Gillespie of 
Beckfoot, Annan, and has issue Elizabeth 
Elliot Patterson. 


[The church of Morebattle was dedicated 
to St Lawrence, whose holy well is close 
by. The Archdeacon of Teviotdale dwelt 
of old at Morebattle, In the Inquest of | 
Earl David (1115-24) there is mention of 
the church of Morebattle with a carucate 
of land belonging to the See of Glasgow. 
At the north-west end of the parish, on a 
height above the Kale Water, the founda 
tions of the old church can be traced. A 
new church was built in 1757: a chancel 
and vestry were added in 1899. In the 
seventh century a chapel at Clifton in 
this parish was given to St Cuthbert by 
King Oswy of Northumbria. There was 
another chapel at Whitton.] 

ROBERT KEB, removed from Mow and 

1582 t0 k Up his residencc here about 

1582. He was pres. to the vicarage 

by James VI. 20th Feb. 1607 : dem. 30th 

Nov. im.[Jlooke of the Kirk- ; AV/. Assiy. ; 
Calclerwood s Hist. : Wo<lron< MiscelL] 

THOMAS MOIR, second son of William 

1610 ^ of Abergeldie, Aberdeenshire : 
pres. by Robert, Lord Roxburghe, 

Nov. 1(509; adm. 15th Feb. 1610; pres. by 
; James VI. (Mow being united) 16th Dec. 

1611 ; died after 4th June 1633. He marr. 
Isobel Ker, probably daugh. of his pre 
decessor. She survived him, and had issue 
William, of Otterburn, who was served 
heir 29th Oct. 1639 ; John, apprenticed to 
John Binny, merchant, Edinburgh, 10th 
Feb. 1630 ; Thomas, apprenticed to Patrick 
Hepburn, apothecary, Edinburgh, 20th Feb. 

1633 ; Isabel (marr. William Wemyss, min. 
of Roxburgh). [Key. AVc. 8i<j. : Kn<j. 7iV/., 
i., 290 ; JIKJ. Ret. (, <>n., 2457 ; Acts of 
Par!., iii.] 

WILLIAM PENMAN, son of William 

1634 P- min> of Crichton: M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 27th July 1622); licen. by 

Presb. of Dalkeith 12th Aug. 1624: chap 
lain to Lady Drummond ; pres. by Robert, 
Earl of Roxburghe, Nov. 1633 ; adm. and 
inst. 7th Sept, 1634; Avas a member of 
the Glasgow Assembly in 1638, and of the 
Commissions, 1646-8; died Feb. 1668, aged 
about 66. He marr. about 29th May 1629, 
Elizabeth, daugh. of Andrew Sturgeon of 
Torrorie, and sister of Mrs Anna Aber- 
crombie, servitrix to the Princess of 
Orange. She survived her husband, and 
was charged Avith dilapidating his estate, 
and other misdemeanours. He had issue 
William, died s.p. in 1686 ; Elizabeth (marr. 
12th Nov. 1685, Robert Ramsay, min. of 
Prestonpans). [Edin. Sas., i., 32; P. C. 
Decreets, 14th Jan. 1686 ; Reg. Old Dec. ; 
Dal/i-eith, Perth, and Jedhuryh Presb. 
Re<js. ; Edin. (Marr.} and Test. Regs. ; 
Wodrow s and Stevenson s 1 lists. : Acts of 
Ass. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 6798.] 



cba I ) P e11 M - A -; trans - f rom Chirn- 
side ; pres. by William, Earl of Rox 

burghe, 1st Sept., coll. before 3rd, and adm. 

and inst. 24th Nov. 1668: trans, to Jed- 

burgh 20th Sept. 1682. 





ADAM PEACOCK, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
18th July 1664); ord. to Ednam in 
1609 ; trans, and coll. before 2nd, 
and inst. llth Jan. 1683 ; dep. by the Com 
mission of Assembly 1st Jan. 1695 for 
negligence, neglect of family worship, etc. 
He opened a meeting-house in Stirling 
towards the end of Aug. 1703, where he 
was interrupted in the course of preaching 
by Bailie John Allan and others, and im 
prisoned for " intruding upon their church. 
On being liberated at the order of James, 
Earl of Seafield, Lord High Chancellor, he 
raised a process for wrongous imprison 
ment before the Court of Session, who 
assoilzied the magistrates 5th Jan. 1704. 
He appealed to Parliament, but further 
proceedings do not appear. He removed 
to Edinburgh, where he was convicted 
before the Lords of Justiciary, 22nd June 
1717, of not praying for George I., in 
terms of the Act of Toleration, and was 
inhibited from any ministerial functions for 
three years. He died 7th July 1721, aged 
about 78. He marr., and had issue 
Margaret ; Jean (marr., cont. dated 15th 
July 1731, Robert Smith, writer, Edin 
burgh) ; Marion. [AVf/. of Decreed, Dal- 
rymple, 6th Feb. 1752 : Ednam ties.*. Ren. : 
Edin. Re<j. (Bur.); Fountainhall s Dec., 
ii. ; Rule s Sec. Vindication; J/,s . Ace. of 
Min,, 1689.] 

[WILLIAM VEITCH, M.A., Covenanter: 
1688 having n ed from Scotland, returned 
at the Toleration. He was called 
to this parish, and ministered at Whitton 
Chapel from April 1688 to 1690, when he 
was adm. to Peebles.] 

JOHN SIMSON,a native of the county ; 
169? M.A. (Edinburgh, llth July 1687) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kelso 3rd July 
1694; ord. to Yetholm 27th Sept. 1694: 
called 19th May, and adm. 24th Nov. 
1697; died 2nd March 1723, in his 56th 
year. His friend Thomas Boston, min. of 
Ettrick, describes him as " a serious, good 
man, pathetic, zealous, and popular as a 
preacher, with substantial sermons, having 
a ready gift, concerned to gain souls, blessed 
with a great measure of his Master s coun 
tenance, and most acceptable to the people." 


He marr. 10th June 1696, Anna Baxter, 
Liberton, who died 30th Oct. 1712, aged 52, 
and had issue James, min. of Wilton ; 
Andrew; Jean. [Libeyfon Sess. Rea. ; 
Boston s Mem. : Tombst. : Brown s d ospel 

JAMES CHRISTIE, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1725 1705) : licen. by Presb. of Kelso 27th 
March 1712 : ord. to Simprin 19th 
j March 1717: pros, by John, Duke of Rox- 
burghe, Sept. 1723 : trans, and adm. (at 
Linton, on account of opposition, mobbing 
having taken place twice during the steps 
towards his settlement) 4th March 1725. 
His manse was destroyed by fire 8th Jan. 
1727, when four volumes of the Synod 
Register were burnt. He died 16th March 
1739, in his 52nd year. He marr. 12th 
Nov. 1719, Sarah, daugh. of Gilbert Laurie, 
min. of Hutton, and had issue Gilbert ; 
Sarah ; Andrew ; James : Matthew; Helen. 
\_Ifnt1on .Vo x. Rc<j. : Acts of Ass., 1725; 
7 om/ixt. : Wodrow s L o/ i l csj>. \ 

ANDREW CHATTO, licen. by Presb. of 
174Q Kelso 6th Sept, 1737 ; pres. by John, 
Duke of Roxburghc, Sept. 1739 : 
ord. 20th March 1740; died 20th June 
1770, in his 55th year. He marr. 29th Sept. 
1747, Agnes Tennant of Handaxwood, who 
died 6th March 1769, and had issue John, 
W.S. apprentice 1766, born 15th Nov. 1749 ; 
Isobel, born 26th Jan. 1751 ; Alexander, 
born 25th March 1752; Christian, born 7th 
Aug. 1753; William, born 7th May 1757; 
Agnes, born 8th Oct. 1760 (marr. John 
Rutherford of Mossburnford) ; Margaret, 
born 26th April 1762 ; Mary, born 1st Dec. 
1763; Andrew, born 21st Aug. 1765, died 
! 3rd March 1766. [Carlyle s A-utob.] 

WILLIAM SIMPSON, pres. by John, 

| 1771 Duke of Roxburghe, llth July 1770 ; 

ord. Ibth April 1771 ; pres. to Tol- 

booth Parish, Edinburgh, July 1784. This 

presentation was withdrawn, and he was 

trans, to Lady Tester s Parish, Edinburgh, 

9th June 1785. 

JAMES RICHARDSON, licen. by Presb. 

1786 of Kelso 1st April 1755 ; ord. by 

it, 15th April 1762, as assistant in 

a Presbyterian congregation at Sunder- 





land, whence he removed to Yorkshire ; 
adm. to Oxnam 8th Nov. 1764; pros, by 
John, Duke of Roxburghe, Aug. 1785; 
trans, and adm. 6th July 1786; died 8th 
Feb. 1807, in his 76th year. He marr. 
26th Nov. 1764, Jean (died April 1823), 
daugh. of Andrew Ker of Under Chatto, 
and had issue John, born 28th July 
1765 ; Kerr, born 4th Feb. 1767 ; William, 
born 20th Jan. 1768, died 25th July 1774 ; 
Henry, born 16th Oct. 1769; Charles, 
born 2nd Jan. 1773, died 3rd July 1775 ; 
Cicely, born 22nd May 1774 ; Tsobel, 
born 10th May 1776 (marr. 4th Oct. 1808, 
William Middleton, lieut. Forfar Militia). 

180? Sir James Norcliffe Innes, Bart., 22nd 
Dec. 1806, and by Walter Ker of 
Littledean, 20th Jan. 1807 ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 8th Oct. following; trans, 
to Cordon 5th May 1814. 

WALTER MORISON, born 6th April 
1778, son of David M., min. of the 
Associate Antiburgher congregation 
at Morebattle, and Margaret Inglis ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 29th Jan. 1806; 
ord. to Cordon 24th Sept. 1807 ; pres. by 
James, Duke of Roxburghe, and adm. 12th 
May 1814; died 29th Jan. 1844. The 
churches of father and son were within 
a stone-cast. Both ministers respected 
each other s opinions, though it is on 
record that M. s mother submitted to an 
admonition from her husband s session for 
having on one occasion heard her son 
preach in the parish church. He marr. 
Margaret Sutherland, who died 1865-6, and 
had issue David, born 4th Jan. 1806, died 
23rd July 1842 ; John, born 18th Feb. 1808 ; 
Walter, born 1st July 1809; William, born 
9th Feb. 1811 ; James, born 21st Jan. 1815, 
died 24th March 1815 ; James, born 14th 
March 1816 ; Alexander, born 15th June 
1818, died 3rd Oct. 1821 ; Thomas, born 
29th Sept. 1820, died 13th Sept. 1821 ; 
Alexander, born 26th Oct. 1823 ; Thomas, 
min. of Methil, born 29th April 1825. 
Publications Account of the Parish (Neiu 
Stat. Ace., iii.) ; Articles in the Edinburgh 

JOSEPH THOMSON, born 18th Jan. 

1844 1793 S n f J lin T town clerk 

of Jedburgh; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 
5th Oct. 1814 ; assistant at Caerlanrig ; 
ord. to Ednam 3rd Aug. 1819; trans, and 
adm. 30th May 1844 ; died 16th Aug. 1855. 
He marr. (1) 29th July 1823, Margaret 
Hunter (died s.p. 7th Aug. 1844, aged 43), 
daugh. of Thomas Samuel Hardie, D.D., 
min. of Ashkirk : (2) 15th Aug. 1848, Eliza 
beth Frances (died s.p. 28th July 1884), 
daugh. of Charles Robson, Lurdenlaw, 
Sprouston, and widow of Dr Maitland, 
New Abbot, Devonshire. Publications 
Sermons (Kelso, 1856); Account of the 
Parish of Ednam (New Stat. Ace., iii.). 

JOHN CLEN, born Glasgow, 6th July 

1856 1829 only son f George G> > mcr " 
chant, and Margaret Scales ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow and at Halle ; 
licen. by Presb. of Islay 29th Nov. 1854 ; 
pres. by James, Duke of Roxburghe, 3rd 
Nov. 1855; ord. 6th March 1856; died at 
Portsmouth, 4th July 1876. He marr. 25th 
March 1856, Jean (died 2nd April 1882), 
only daugh. of James Napier, engineer, 
Glasgow, and had issue Ninian, M.A., 
C.A., Glasgow, born 8th Jan. 1857, died 
29th July 1912; James, M.A., writer, 
Glasgow, born 8th Oct. 1858 ; Mary, born 
14th June 1860 ; Bowie, born 3rd Nov. 
1861 (marr. William Stuart Pettigrew, 
manufacturer, Glasgow) ; Lawrence, ship 
owner, Glasgow, born 12th July 1863 ; 
William, shipbroker, Glasgow, born 27th 
Sept. 1866, died 21st Oct. 1911. 


DAVID PAUL, M.A. ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 29th July 1869 ; 
trans, to Roxburgh 8th Feb. 1876. 

Dec. 1850, son of Samuel C., min. of 
Kelton ; educated at Univs. of Glas 
gow and Edinburgh ; M.A. (Glasgow 1869), 
| B.D. (Edinburgh 1873) ; licen. by Presb. of 
| Kirkcudbright 3rd Dec. 1873 ; assistant at 
St Stephen s, Edinburgh ; ord. 19th July 
1876. Marr. (1) 10th Jan. 1877, Margaret 
Anne (died 25th Jan. 1881), daugh. of 
William Welsh, C.E., Enrick, Kirkcud- 




bright, and had issue Samuel Hunter, 
Major R.E., born 21st April 1878 : (2) 16th 
Aug. 1899, Jane Elizabeth Fleming, daugh. 
of Thomas Leishman, D.D., min. of Linton. 


[As early as 1157 the church of Mow 
belonged to the Abbey of Kelso. It is 
said to have been dedicated to St Helen, 
but on somewhat scanty evidence. Before 
16th Dec. 1635 Morebattle and Mow were 


ROBERT KER, trans, from Mertoun : 

pres- ^ J Rmes ^ I- - :}r d J an - 1579. 

In 1580 Linton, Hownam, and More- 
battle were in the charge. He took up his 
residence at Morebattle about 1582. [AY /. 

ROBERT MARTIN, MA.: pres. by 
James VI. 6th July, and adm. after 
23rd Sept. 1617: trans, to Ettrick 
in 1618. [Re<j. Sec. ,SYf/.] 



[Early in the twelfth century there was 
at Nenthorn a chapel of the parish of 
Ednam. There was another at Xewton 
Don. The ancient parochical name, written 
Nathansthyrne, was probably Xechtans- 
thorn. About 1 160 Xenthorn and Xewton 
Don both belonged to the Priory of Colcl- 
ingham. In 1316 William of Lamberton, 
Bishop of St Andrews, granted them to the 
Abbey of Kelso, in exchange for Cranstoun 
and Preston in Midlothian. Bishop David 
de Bernham died here about 1252. The 
foundations of the ancient church of Xen 
thorn can still be traced in the centre of 
the churchyard. A church was erected in 
1802 a short distance from the original 
site. The chapel of Xewton probably stood 
where there is now the old burial-place of 
the Dons of Xewton Don. The united 
parish, disjoined from the Presb. of Lauder, 
was annexed to the Presb. of Kelso, 28th 
May 1776.] 

WILLIAM ORMISTOX, called before 
the Privy Council in 1569, appar 
ently as a non conforming priest, 
was reader in 1574. \_Rey. 8ec. Siy., ii., 40.] 

1579 THOMAS DAVIDSOX, reader. 

1580 THOMAS RAXDELSOX, reader. 

DUNCAN WALKER, min. of Ednam ; 

1594 P res> to ^ ie V i cara 8 e by James VI. 
before 24th May 1594, but continued 
to reside at Ednam. 

JOHN SPOTTISWOOD, younger son 
15gg of David S. of that ilk : appears as 
min. of Bolton in 1576, of Lesma- 
hagow in 1578, of Cramond in 1580, of 
Mordingtou in 1581 : was on the Exercise 
at Edinburgh in 1596 ; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. 17th May 1599 ; died before 
30th Aug. 1611. His wife was a Haitlie 
of Mellerstain. Shu survived him. \_Re<j. 
Assiy. jEdin. and lladdimjton J rcsli. Reys. ; 
M Crie s JAV/vYfr, ii.] 

ANDREW KIXXEAR, from Presb. of 
1611 ^ ei S le : ^ --^ (St Andrews, 22nd 
July 1608) ; pres. by James VI. 30th 
Aug. 1611 ; passed trials before the Presb. 
of Melrose, and recommended to the Arch 
bishop for ordination 5th Dec. 1611. He 
was still min. 13th Feb. 1648. He marr. 
Margaret Ker (alive 6th Aug. 1667, when 
she petitioned the Synod for charity), 
and had issue James and Andrew. 
[Re<j. of Deeds, dlviii., 148, 1643; AY, /. 
Ass. ; tito H >sVs,s. Jlf<f. : /iannati/ne Miscell., 

JAMES FLETCHER, probably a native 
1660 of Dundee ; M.A. (St Andrews, 20th 
July 1650) : adm. 2nd Feb. 1660 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament llth June, 
and Decreet of the Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662. He returned in 1669. [Wod row s 
I fist . ; Re<j. Old Dec.] 


1664 ^ aws > ^ e residing in Kelso ; passed 

trials before this Presb., and was 

recommended for license to the Archbishop, 

17th March 1663. He was proposed for 



Tundergarth, but preferred Xenthorn, and 
was ord. and coll. 10th June 1664. [Kelso 
Presb. and Stow Sess. Regs. : Key. Coll at. .] 

noticed ; indulged by the Privy 
Council 2nd Sept. TGG9. On 31st 
July 1673 he was fined for not observing 
the anniversary of the Restoration ; de 
prived at Circuit Court at Duns in 1684, 
being then the only indulged min. in the 
counties of Berwick, Roxburgh, Peebles, 
and Selkirk. He died at St Leonard s 
Hospital, Ednam, in 1690, aged about 60. 
Besides other legacies, he left to the mins. 
and sessions of Dundee, " for the poor of 
the town, the fifth part of Provost Parker s 
Land, with 1000 merks, and my whole 
books to William Brown and Robert Stark, 
preachers of the Gospel, and John Craig, 
writer, Edinburgh, to be equally divided, 
except my great Inglis Bible, with half 
a dozen of practical pieces, to Thomas 
Auchinleck, which he shall choose." He 
marr. Margaret Bower, who survived him, 
and had a claugh. (marr. Thomas Auch 
inleck, apothecary in Duns). [Wodrow s 
Hist. ; Chirnside Presb. and Dundee Sess. 
Regs. ; Tablet of Dundee Mortifications.] 


ROBERT CALDER, bom in Moray- 
shire, probably at Elgin, 1658. He 
matriculated at the Univ. and King s 
College, Aberdeen, 1674 ; graduated in 1678 ; 
min. of this parish in 1689. Deprived by 
the Privy Council, 3rd Sept. that year, 
for not reading the Proclamation declaring 
William and Mary king and queen, and 
for praying for King James. From 2nd 
March 1693 to 8th Jan. 1694, according to 
his own account, he was imprisoned in Edin 
burgh Tolbooth, for having exercised his 
ministerial functions. On being liberated 
he went to Aberdeen, where he officiated in 
his own house, using the Book of Common 
Prayer. On the order to shut up all Epis 
copal chapels in Scotland he was compelled 
to quit Aberdeen, and for a time resided 
in Elgin, where he preached. On Good 
Friday, 1707, he was summoned before the 
Privy Council for a proposed observance 
of the Lord s Supper on Easter Day. Not 

complying, he was ordered to leave Elgin, 
and threatened with banishment should he 
return within twelve miles of the city. He 
settled in Edinburgh, where he ministered 
to a congregation in Toddrick s Wynd, and 
died 28th May 1723. He marr. Grace 
Toward, who after his deprivation sup 
ported herself by conducting a school 
in Edinburgh. Publications He is the 
reputed author of Scotch Presbyterian 
Eloquence Displayed (London, 1693). His 
other works comprise : Three single Ser 
mons (Aberdeen, 1701 ; Edinburgh, 1708) ; 
Reasons for a Toleration of the Episcopal 
Clergy (Edinburgh, 1703) ; The Divine 
Right of Episcopacy (Edinburgh, 1705); 
Tlie Lav f ulness and Expediency of Set 
Forms of Prayer (Edinburgh, 1706); The 
Genuine Epistles of Ignatius, translated bi/ 
Dr Wake, with a Vindication of them by 
Du J in, and a Short Answer to Mr William 
Jameson s Nazianzeni Querela, where he 
Impugns the Authority of the foresaid 
Epistles (Edinburgh, 1708) ; The Lawful 
ness and, Necessity of Observing the Anni 
versary Fasts and Festivals of the Church 
(Edinburgh, 1710) ; A Letter to James 
Hog of Carnock (Edinburgh, 1710) ; The 
Countryman s Idea of a Gospel Minister 
(Edinburgh, 1711) ; The Nail Struck on 
the Head, or, An Indictment drawn vp 
against Mr Anderson, Incumbent at Dum 
barton (Edinburgh, 1712); Remarks on 
Dialogue I. respecting the Oath of Abjura 
tion (1712); Miscellany Numbers [forty in 
all], relating to the Controversy about the 
Book of Common Prayer, Episcopal Govern 
ment, the Power of the Church in ordering 
Rites and Ceremonies, etc. (Edinburgh, 
1713); The Spirit of Slander exemplified 
in a scandalous Pamphlet called the Jacobite 
Cause (Edinburgh, 1714); The Priesthood 
of the Old and New Testament by Suc 
cession, two parts (Edinburgh, 1716-17) ; 
"Verses on King James s Death" (Anal. 
Scot., i.) ; " Roundell on the Death of Mr 
Williamson, and Answer thereto " (Scottish 
Pasquils, i.) ; The Anti Counter - Querist 
Counter - queried (n.d.) ; Queries to the 
Presbyterians (n.d.). [J/*S . Ace. of Min., 
1689 ; Edin. Reg. (Bur.} ; Kirkton s Hist. ; 
Peterkin s Constitut. of the Church ; Diet. 




Nat. Biog. ; Story s William Carstares ; 
Craven s Episcopal Church in J/ora?/.] 

WILLIAM BROWN, born 1642, son of 
David B. of Park, Earlston ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 

(19th July 1661) ; called Dec. 1691 ; ord. 

12th May 1692; died unmarr. 17th Nov. 

that year. [Tombst. on. ivall of Earlston 


JAMES KER of Crookedshaws, born 
1696 1671 ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 18th July 

1692) ; licen. by Presb. of Kelso 23rd j 
April 1695; ord. 30th April 1696; died 
26th Jan. 1754. He marr. before 1714, | 
Sophia (died 5th May 1759), daugh. of 
John Veitch, min. of Westruther, and had 
issue Abraham, his successor ; William, 
farmer, Clerkington ; Janet. [ Westruther 
Sess. Reg. ; Louder Tests. ; Tombst.] 

ABRAHAM KER, born 1714, elder son 
1754 ^ P rece ding , educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kelso 3rd April 1739; pres. by George 
III. 25th March, and ord. 10th Sept. 1754; 
died unmarr. 24th March 1793. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace.., vi.). 

GAVIN WALLACE, born 25th Feb. 
-,___ 1750, son of Archibald W., min. of 
the Wester Meeting-house, Wooler ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1768) ; 
licen. by the Northumberland Classis, and j 
ord. to Lowick 14th March 1781 ; pres. by 
George III. 8th May, and adm. to this 
charge 19th Sept. 1793 ; died 19th Jan. 
1834. He marr. 5th Sept. 1781, Anne 
Bradshaw, who died 26th June 1811, and 
had issue Jean, born 10th Aug. 1782; 
Archibald, born 25th Aug. 1787, died 
2nd Oct. 1794 ; Dorothy, born 27th May 
1790 ; Ebenezer Bradshaw, min. of Barr, 
born 19th June 1792; Gershoma Hannah, 
born 19th Sept. 1793 (marr. her father s 

JOHN GIFFORD, born Dunragit, Glen- 
luce, 7th Jan. 1795, second son of 
James G., farmer, and Jane Dal- 
rymple ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 

licen. by Presb. of Stranraer 9th Aug. 1820 ; 
pres. by William IV., and ord. (assistant 
and successor) 2nd Oct. 1832 ; died 28th 
June 1854. He marr. 1832, Gershoma 
Hannah (died at Togher House, Holly- 
mount, Co. Mayo, 1st July 1875), daugh. 
of his predecessor, and had issue Anne 
Bradshaw, born 10th Feb. 1835, died un 
marr. 16th Dec. 1911 ; Jane Dalrymple 
Dorothy, born llth Sept. 1836 (marr. 27th 
June 1865, Allan Kirkwood Algie of Togher 
House), died 14th Oct. 1911 ; James Gavin, 
farmer, born 25th July 1837, died at Ti 
Awamutu, Auckland, N.Z., 27th May 1901. 
Publication Account of the Parish (A T ew 
Stat. Ace., ii.). 

1855 GRAHAM, ord. 13th Feb. 1855; 
trans, to Maxton 12th Oct. 1865. 

JOHN BARCLAY, ord. 1st March 1866 ; 
trans, to Old Kilpatrick 19th Sept. 

HENRY GREY GRAHAM, brother of 
above min. in 1855 ; ord. 12th March 
1868 ; trans, to Hyndland Chapel-of- 
Ease, Glasgow, 31st Oct. 1884. 

DAVID ANDERSON, born Glasgow, 
22nd April 1848, son of Alexander 
A., manufacturer ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow, and at Tubingen and 
Bonn ; licen. by Presb. of Dumbarton 7th 
June 1881 ; missionary at Guisachan ; 
assistant at Longforgan and at Selkirk ; 
ord. 21st April 1885 ; res. 21st May 1900. 
He marr. 14th Sept. 1887, Emma Louisa, 
daugh. of Robert Hutchison, merchant, 
Kirkcaldy, and has issue Alexander 
Frederick Berenbruch, architect, lieut. 
Royal Scots, born 22nd July 1888 ; Joanna, 
born 29th Dec. 1890. 

Sanquhar, 21st June 1863, son of 
William Y., schoolmaster, and Cathe 
rine Hume Finlay ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1884) ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 1887 ; 
assistant at Maxwelltown and at Peebles ; 
ord. 20th Sept. 1900. Marr. 6th Feb. 1901, 




Isabella Kennedy, daugh. of John Wilson 
and Isabella Smith, and has issue Isabella 
Kennedy, born 19th March 1902. 


[Between 1153 and 1160 Malcolm IV. 
granted to the Church of St Mungo of 
Glasgow and to Bishop Herbert and his 
successors, the Church of Auld Roxburgh 
with all its appurtenances in the chapels 
and parishes, in lands and waters, in 
meadows and pastures, as Ascellin the 
Archdeacon held it in the time of King 
David." A church erected in 1752 has 
undergone various alterations. The old 
church was dedicated to the Holy Sepulchre. 
.) ust outside the royal burgh of Roxburgh 
and in this parish, stood St Peter s Priory 
of the Grey Friars. About a mile off, 
also in this parish, was St Magdalene s 

TH UXE] (primus), of Creich and 
Nether Rires, Fife, second son of 
Robert B. of Creich, Master of the House 
hold to Mary, Queen of Scots, and Joanna 
Ivenwall or Gryssoner, maid of honour to 
the Queen Dowager, Mary of Lorraine 
[his sister, Mary Beaton, was one of the 
" four Marys "] ; became min. of this parish 
about 1569, on the deprivation of Sir John 
Ker (last of the Roman incumbents), who 
did not conform. In 1579 he succeeded his 
brother David in the family estates, clem., 
and retired to Creich. He died about 1618. 
He marr. (1) 1573, Helen Leslie (died 
June 1577), heiress of Kinnaird, widow 
of James Barroun, merchant, Edinburgh, 
by whom he had two daughs., who died 
unmarr. : (2) cont. 5th April 1578, Mar 
garet (died Sept. 1636), daugh. of David 
Wemyss of Wemyss, and had issue David, 
seventh Laird of Creich ; John ; Robert ; 
Archibald ; Margaret (marr., cont. 22nd 
April 1598, William Fernie, younger, of 
Wester Fernie) ; Elizabeth (marr., cont. 
4th, 6th, and 10th Feb. 1604, David, Vis- 
(ount Stormont), died 21st Jan. 1658 : 

Catherine (marr. James Forbes, portioner 
of Kilmany) ; Helen. [Reg. Assig. ; St 
Andrew* Tests.; Reg. Mag. Sig., vi., 1998; 
Reg. Sec. Sig., ii., 40 ; Hist. Berwick. Nat. 
Club, xvi., 383 ; Macfarlane s Gen. Coll. : 
Scots Peerage.] 

JAMES BEATON (secundm), third son 
1579 of JOHN B. of Balfour (nephew of 
Cardinal Beaton), and Agnes An- 
struther ; probably min. of Glencairn in 
1574 ; pres. by James VI. 22nd Oct. 1579 : 
member of Assembly in 1606, and then 
styled "old." He died probably in 1607. 
He marr. Isobel Gilray, who died 20th Jan. 
1600, and had issue. [Calderwood s Hist., 
vi., 626 ; Reg. Assig. ; Knox s Works, ii.; 
Piooke of the Kirk ; Wood s East Neuk of 
Fife : Hist. Berwick. Xat. C!i<b, xvi., 389.] 


WILLIAM WEMYSS, was appointed by 
the Presb. of Jedburgh to be ord. at 
Eccles 3rd March 1607, but that was 
not done, " be reason that the parochiners 
withstood his admission." He was adm. 
to this charge after 4th Oct. 1608. He 
signed the Protestation for the Liberties 
of the Kirk 27th June 1617 ; still min. 
7th Oct. 1634. He marr. 29th May 1606, 
Isobel Hewat. and had issue William, 
his successor, min. in 1641 ; Jean, bapt. 
22nd Jan. 1607 ; Isobel. [Jedburgh and 
Melrose Presb. Regs. ; Edin. Reg. (Marr. 
(nut Bapt.); Reg. Assig. ; Orig. Lett., ii.] 

1635 burgh, 26th July 1634) ; dep. before 
22nd Oct. 1639, and left the country 
before 5th May 1640. He had 50 voted 
by Parliament, 21st June 1661, " on account 
of his loyalty." [Acts of Parl .. vi.] 


WILLIAM WEMYSS, born 1606, son of 

william w -> min - in 1608 ; M -A. 

(Edinburgh, 21st July 1632); pres. 
by Robert, Earl of Roxburghe, and ord. 
23rd March 1641 ; chaplain to the Earl of 
Roxburghe s Regiment in England ; died 
17th March 1658. He marr. Isobel, daugh. 
of Thomas Moir, min. of Morebattle, who 
survived him, and had issue William, men 
tioned as eldest son in 1655. [Tombst.] 




TON], son of Andrew H., smith, 
burgess of Edinburgh ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 15th July 1641); probably deprived 
of his license, but restored by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 14th June 1654; chaplain to I 
William, Earl of Roxburghe ; called 22nd 
Aug. 1658 ; adm. 13th June 1660. He peti 
tioned Parliament to confirm the Presby 
tery s resolution to allow ,him the stipend 
from the date of his coll., which was granted 
3rd April 1661. He conformed to Episco 
pacy, and was inst. after 6th Dec. 1664 ; 
died between 7th Nov. 1671 and 6th Feb. 
1672. He marr. 2nd April 1663, Margaret 
Haliburton, who was buried at Greyfriars, 
Edinburgh, 23rd Feb. 1697, and had issue 
Marion. [Acts and Dec., Dal., xxi., 10th 
Nov. 1666 ; Acts of Parl,, vii. ; Edin. Reg. 

JOHN DALGLEISH, pres. by William, 
Earl of Roxburghe, March 1672 ; ord. 
by Robert Leighton, Archbishop of 
Glasgow (the Presb. concurring), 26th 
March 1673. "The benefice being too 
small, he was obliged to follow another 
employment and leave his cure, much 
regretted by the people." He went to 
Queensferry, but returned in 1690. 
[Ing. Ret. den., 5933; Dunbar Pre&l). 

JOHN KER, son of Alexander K., 
min. of Grange; M.A. (Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1677); school 
master of Grange, 1677-9 ; coll. before 
3rd, and inst. 10th April 1683. He was 
accused before the Privy Council, 26th 
Sept. 1689, of only partly reading the 
Royal Proclamation, and of praying for 
James VII. He was acquitted, and prob 
ably retired from the parish. [MS. Ace. 
of Min., 1689 ; Peterkin s Constitut. of the 


noticed; trans, from Queensferry, 

and adm. 4th Nov. 1690; trans, to 

Old Machar in 1696, but not settled ; trans. 

to Dundee 27th Aug. 1700. [Acts of Ass., 


(Edinburgh 1677) ; ord. to Colvend 
4th Oct. 1692; called in 1701; 
trans, and adm. 23rd July 1702 ; deprived 
for Jacobitism 14th Aug. 1717. The 
charge of disloyalty is stated to have 
arisen from his drinking the Chevalier s 
health at Kelso, in company of the Jaco 
bite troops, doing so from no bad inten 
tion, but merely to please Mackintosh, 
the commander, and to recover a horse 
which the soldiers had stolen from him. 
The Countess of Roxburghe gave him a 
cottage at Cessford, where he resided for 
a time. On 27th Aug. 1729 he was adm. 
min. of Dawyck, where he died unmarr. 
22nd Feb. 1742. [Acts of Ass., 1717, 1723; 
Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xix.] 

JOHN POLLOCK, licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 29th Jan. 1701 ; ord. to 
Glencairn 26th May 1704. He 
marched to Stirling in 1715 in support of 
the Hanoverian cause ; pres. by John, 
Duke of Roxburghe, and by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 1st April, trans, and adm. 
24th June 1718; died unmarr. 12th Aug. 
1734. Publication An Answer to the first 
part of Humble Pleadings, or a Vindication 
of the Church of Scotland from the Unjust 
Aspertions of Mr Heplurn [min. of Urr] 
ami his Party (Dumfries [Rae Press], 1717). 
[Nisbet s Heraldry, ii. ; Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., xix.] 

ROBERT HOGG, a native of the 
parish; licen. by Presb. of Kelso 
5th Dec. 1732; pres. by John, 
Duke of Roxburghe, and ord. llth June 
1735; died 2nd Feb. 1781, in his 77th 
year. He marr. 31st Dec. 1743, Mary 
Home, who died 8th March 1810, and had 
issue Isobel, born 17th Oct. 1744 (marr. 
26th Dec. 1765, Robert Mein, portioner of 
Roxburgh); Alexander, born llth May 
1746, died 14th June 1774; Elizabeth, 
born 21st Oct. 1748 (marr. 1st July 1768, 
Andrew Leadhouse, Roxburgh) ; Charlotte, 
born 23rd July 1750 (marr. 12th Jan. 1773, 
William Brown, merchant, London) ; Mary, 
born 6th July 1752; Christian, born 19th 
Jan. 1755, died 4th Aug. 1834 ; Veronica, 
born 19th March 1757, died 1st Oct. 1821. 



ANDREW BELL, born 1755: educated 
1781 at Univ - of St Andrews; licen. by 
Presb. of Jedburgh 23rd Aug. 1779 ; 
pre.s. by John, ])uke of Hoxburghe. and 
ord. 29th Xov. 1781 ; died 29th April 1819. 
He man-. 3rd Sept. 1789, Janet Cairns, 
who died 26th June 1818, aged 63. and 
had issue Alison, born 15th June 1790 : 
George Cranstoun, born 18th Xov. 1791, 
died 16th Feb. 1793: Isobel, born 3rd 
Sept. 1793: George Cranstoun, born 
13th Feb. 1795: William, born 24th July 
1796; John, born 15th Oct. 1798; Agnes, 
born 5th July 1800. [Tomlxt. ] 

JAMES HOPE, born Dumfriesshire, 
1819 l787 - : licen - l) y p resb. of Annan 
4th May 1814; pres. by James. 
Duke of Roxburghe, 4th June, and ord. 
23rd Sept, 1819: died 7th March 1843. 
He marr. 15th Dec. 1835, Marion (died at 
Linlithgow, 8th July 1849), daugh. of James 
Young, min. of Eckford, and had issue- 
Marion, born 21st Jan. 1838 : John, born 
21st Dec. 1839 : James, born 18th March 
1841 ; Margaret, born 29th July 1842. 
Publication Account of the Parish LVw 
Mat. Ace., iii.).[Tombst.] 

WILLIAM LEE, pres. by James, Duke 
1843 of Roxburghe, 8th April, and ord. 
29th June 1843 ; dem. on appoint 
ment as Professor of Ecclesiastical His 
tory in the Univ. of Glasgow, 1st June 

DAVID PAUL, M.A. : trans, from 

1876 M rebattle, and adm. 8th Feb. 

1876 ; trans, to Robertson Memorial 

(Grange) Parish, Edinburgh, 15th July 


1897 born Hillsborough, Co. Down, 23rd 
May 1856, son of William Mathers ; 
educated at Queen s College, Belfast 
B.A. (1877), LL.B. (1879), LL.D. (1880) 
M.A. (1882), and Edinburgh Univ. ; licen 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 17th June 1884 ; 
assistant at Newington and at St Cuth- 
bert s, Edinburgh; ord. 25th Feb. 1897 
Marr. 8th Dec. 1903, Annie, daugh. of 
James Beveridge. 


[Sproiiston. The church of Sprou.ston, 
dedicated to St Michael, was given by 
King David I. to the monks of Kelso 
early in the twelfth century. In 1781 the 
church was rebuilt on the old site. 

Lempitlaw \v&8 granted in 1122, with all 
its lands and pertinents, to the House of 
the Holy Trinity at Soltra. The date of 
its union with Sprouston is unknown. No 
trace now remains of a proprietary chapel 
which once existed at Hadden.] 

1574 ANDREW HATSTIE, reader. 

ROBERT YOUNG, reader, 1576 to 
1576 1580. 

1605 of An(ll ew S., min. of Dalkeith ; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1602); pres. by 
James VI. 16th March 1605 ; a member of 
the Glasgow Assembly in 1638 ; died before 
Oct. 1656, aged about 73. He marr. (name 
unknown), and had issue James, his 
successor ; Robert, collector of Midlothian ; 
Mary (marr. (1), cont. 17th May 1650, 
Hugh Binning, min. of Covan; (2) James 
Gordon, min. of Comber, Co. Down.) 
[_G. 7i . Horning^ nth March 1674 ; TiV/. 
Assif/. ; Reg. Olfl Dec. : Stevenson s Hist., 
Baillie s Lett.} 

JAMES SIMSON, son of preceding: 
1645 adni - (^league) Aug. 1645; trans! 
to Airth 28th May 1648, but was not 
settled there until 1650. 

SAMUEL ROW, son of Archibald R., 
1655 min> of Stobo; M.A. (Edinburgh 
1629) ; obtained a charge in Ireland ; 
adm. to Second Charge, Dunfermline, in 
1638 ; trans, to Kirkmabreck in 1640 ; adm. 
irrespective of the Presb. by the Protesters 
[Livingston of Ancrum, Somerville of 
Ednam, Jamieson of Swinton, Ramsay of 
Mordington, Douglas of Hilton, Rutherford 
of Eccles, and Simson of Airth], all of whom 
were either under censure or in process 
before the Synod, 13th Dec. 1655. The 
Presb. protested, and produced evidence of 




undue influence by masters over servants, 
" overawing and terrifying them ;; into 
subscribing the call. R. was deprived by 
the Synod, and the charge declared vacant. 
He died at Edinburgh, June 1GG5, aged 
about 56. He marr. (1) 28th Feb. 1639, 
Margaret, claugh. of James Howburne [or 
Cockburn], at the Common of Fossoway, 
and had issue Mary, born 16th Nov. 1639 ; 
James, apprentice to William Ramsay, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 18th May 1658 ; 
Margaret : (2) Margaret (buried in Grey- 
friars, Edinburgh, 13th Feb. 1673), daugh. 
of William Row, min. of Forgandenny, and 
had issue Thomas. [D unferml ine and 
Torryburn Sess. Regs. : Edin. Reg. (Bur.) ; 
Livingston s Characteristics ; Baillie s Lett. ; 
Acts of Parl., vii. ; Wodrow s Hist. : Moray 
Inventory J\ 

1642) ; licen. by Presb. of Lanark ; 
ord. to Second Charge, Linlithgow, 
26th April 1648 ; trans, to Whittinge- 
hame May 1654 ; pros, by Charles II. 13th 
July, and adm. between 18th and 25th 
Sept. 1661 ; had confirmation of Thurston 
with Thomas Dalrymple, apothecary, Edin 
burgh, 10th Dec. 1672 ; died between 3rd 
Oct. 1683 and 16th Oct. 1685. He marr. 
Elizabeth Whyte, who survived him, and 
had issue Thomas, apothecary, Kelso ; 
Jean ; Agnes. [D unbar Presb. Key. ; Edin. 
Sas., xxi. ; Guild, Counc., and Test. Regs., 
Peebles; Min.-book Rrg. Prit i/ Seal, v. ; 
Wodrow s Hist.] 



College, Aberdeen, July 1673) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dalkeith ; mentioned 
as min. here in 1689 ; deprived by the 
Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1689, for not 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates, 
and for praying for James VII. The Edin 
burgh Town Council passed Acts in his 
favour 25th March 1691 and 3rd Feb. 
1693. He died at Edinburgh, 13th Jan. 
1712, aged about 58. He marr. (name un 
known), and had issue George, merchant, 
Bath ; William, optician, Edinburgh. 
[Peterkin s Constitut. of the Church ; MS. 
Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Edin. Tests. ; Edin. 
Counc. Reg. ; Edin. Reg. Bur.}.} 


appears as a witness to baptisms at 
1691 .Tedburgh in 1673 and 1674, and as 
master of Jedburgh Grammar School, 
probably from 1672 to 1682. He held a 
charge (unidentified) within the bounds 
of Jedburgh Presb., from which he was 
trans, and adm. to this parish, 28th May 

1691. He was a member of Assembly in 

1692, and got 100 merks from the Town 
Council of Edinburgh 8th July 1692 ; died 
between 19th Oct. and 3rd Dec. 1702. He 
marr., and had issue John, D.D., min. of 
Earlston, Principal of the Univ. of Edin 
burgh. [Edin. Counc. Reg.; Reg. G c/i. 
Ass., 1692 ; Watson s JeJInirgJi Grammar 

NINIAN HOME of Billie, born 5th 
Dec. 1670, son of Abraham H., 
tenant of Billieshill (descended from 
William H. of St Leonard s), and Isobel 
Trotter. He graduated M.A. at Edinburgh 
Univ., and became schoolmaster of Fogo 
and of Preston. Licen. by Presb. of Duns 
7th April 1696, he was min. of Bunkle in 
the same year. In 1701 he Avas deputed 
by the Synod to aid in forming a Society 
for the improvement of the manners of the 
people. He was called to this charge 4th 
July, and adm. 29th Nov. 1704. Deposed 
for various offences 9th July 1716, and 
reponed in October following ; he was 
again dep. for Jacobitism 14th March 
1718. He died in Covenant Close, Edin 
burgh, 17th Dec. 1744. In the matter of 
finance he is said to have been most suc 
cessful, and this is shown by a list of 
debts due to him at the time of his death. 
He acquired the estates of Billie and Lint- 
hill, and to him was due a retrieval of 
the fortunes of the Wedderburn family. 
George Home of Wedderburn joined the 
Rebellion of 1715, and was attainted, his 
estates going to the Crown. Ninian Home 
bought up the claims against George H., 
and in 1725 granted a disposition of the 
lands in favour of his family. He marr. (1) 
7th Nov. 1700, Margaret, daugh. of James 
Daes, advocate, of Cowdenknowes, Earlston, 
and had issue James of Billie, born 1701, 
died 4th April 1724 ; Abraham, born 1702 ; 
Abraham, born 1704; Charles, born 1705, 




all died young ; Margaret, born 12th July 
1706 (marr. Alexander Home of Mander- 
ston), and was dead by 1737; Alexander 
of Jardinefield, born 20th June 1709, died 
at Branxton, 20th March 1709; George, 
born 8th Sept. 1714, was wounded at 
Fontenoy, and died in England, 1745. 
[Ninian Home wished his son Alexander 
to marry the eldest daugh. of George Home 
of Wedderburn, but he refused, and marr. 
instead her younger sister Tsobel. His 
father then gave him the estate of Jardine 
field, and dismissed him from his presence.] 
(2) (cont. 21st April 1725), Margaret Home, 
the lady his son had previously refused to 
marry. By her he had issue Ninian, born 
18th March 1724, died s.p. 13th April 1740; 
Patrick of Billie and Wedderburn, M.P. for 
Berwickshire, born 22nd May 1728, died 
s.p. at London, 19th Dec. 1808; Isobel, 
born 21st March 1730, died unmarr. at 
London, 1753 ; Abraham, born 22nd March 
1731, died s.p. at Edinburgh, April 1753; 
General David of Caldra and Wedderburn, 
born 30th Dec. 1732, died s.p. 30th Dec. 
1809 ; Jean of Wedderburn, born 20th 
May 1734, died at Paxton, 9th Dec. 1812; 
Andrew, born 12th Sept. 1735, died 1st 
June 1740; Thomas, captain Royal Scots 
Fusiliers, born 24th Jan. 1737, died 6th 
May 1802; Margaret, born 2nd March 
1738, died young; Elizabeth, born 27th 
March 1739, died April 1789; Abraham, 
born 20th Feb. 1744, died young. Ninian 
Home s widow was brutally attacked by her 
butler, Norman Ross, at Linthill House, 
near Eyemouth, 13th Aug. 1751, and died 
within three days. She was buried in the 
ancient Norman apse of Bunkle Church. 
[Oxnam Churchyard ; Chirnside Presb. and 
Bunkle Sess. Regs. ; Lander Tests. ; Edin. 
Re<j. (Bur.} ; Reg. Gen. Ass., 1718 ; Boston s 
Memoirs ; Milne Home Papers, p. 10 ; 
Thomson s Coldingham ; Hist. Berwickshire 
Nat. Club ; Henderson s Popular Rhymes 
of Berwickshire ; Memoirs of an Aristocrat.] 

GEORGE LOGAN, M.A. ; trans, from 
Lauder ; pres. by John, Duke of 
Roxburghe, 16th Oct. 1718 ; adm. 

22nd Jan. 1719 ; trans, to Dunbar 24th 

Jan. 1722. 

WILLIAM BAXTER, M.A. (Edinburgh 

1722 1697 ) ; licen- bv Presb - f Kelso 9th 
April 1700; ord. to Ednam 12th 
Feb. 1702 ; pres. by John, Duke of Rox 
burghe, and adm. 2nd Aug. 1722 ; died 
3rd Feb. 1735, aged about 58. 

CHARLES BAXTER, parish school 
master; licen. by Presb. of Kelso 
1st June 1731 ; pres. by John, Duke 
of Roxburghe, and ord. 9th Oct. 1735; 
died 21st March 1742. He marr. Mar 
garet (died 10th June 1771), daugh. of 
William Erskine, and had issue Eliza 
beth ; Catherine (marr., pro. 12th July 
1761, William Cheape, manufacturer, Edin 
burgh) ; William ; Charles. 

ROBERT TURNBULL, bapt. 21st 

1742 ^ a ^ 1 ^ 14 son ^ George T., min. 
of Tynninghame ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dalkeith 6th July, pres. by Robert, 
Duke of Roxburghe, and ord. 23rd Dec. 
1742 ; died unmarr. 29th June 1801. Pub 
lication Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., i., xxi.). [Tynninghame Sess. 

ANDREW THOMSON, pres. by John, 

1802 Duke of Roxbur gh e > 24t h J^y 1801 > 

ord. llth March 1802 ; trans, to East 
Parish, Perth, 31st March 1808. 

[DAVID (afterwards Sir DAVID, 
LL.D.) BREWSTER, son of James B., 
rector of the Grammar School of Jed- 
burgh ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 12th April 
1800) ; was pres. by Sir James Norcliffe 
Innes Ker, Bart., 20th Sept. 1808. A com 
peting presentation was made by the 
Duchess of Roxburghe and General Ker 
in favour of Ninian Trotter, and Brewster 
withdrew, " on account of the anxiety and 
expense of asserting his rights, and the pain 
and discomfort of keeping the parish so 
long unsupplied " (Home Life of Sir David 
Breivster, 68).] 

NINIAN TROTTER, born 1777, son 
180g of George T., Kerchesters; licen. 
by Presb. of Kelso 22nd June 1802; 
pres. by the Dowager Duchess of Rox 
burghe, and her husband, John Tollemache, 




12th Aug., and by General Walter Ker of 
Littledean 1st Oct. 1808, and by Sir James 
Norcliffe Innes Ker, Bart., Aug. 1809 ; ord. 
28th Sept, 1809 : died (of Asiatic cholera) 
12th Oct. 1832. He was unmarr. 

JOHN SYM. pres. by Mary, Duchess 

1833 ^ owa o er f Roxburghe, 26th Nov. 

1832 ; ord. 6th June 1833 ; trans, to 

Old Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 25th Sept. 1834. 

GEORGE CRAIG, born Glasgow, 8th 
July 1805, fifth son of John C., 
merchant, and Agnes Wright ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 8th Nov. 1832 ; pres. by Mary, 
Duchess Dowager of Roxburghe, and her 
husband, 24th Oct. 1834 ; ord. 15th Jan. 
1835. Joined the Free Church ; min. of 
Sprouston Free Church (now St John s 
U.F. Church, Kelso) in 1843 ; lived much 
abroad after 1861, on account of his health, 
and died 10th Feb. 1866. He marr. 2nd 
Oct. 1844, Margaret M Culloch (died 19th 
Nov. 1865), daugh. of James Morrison, and 
had issue Janet Harvey, born 6th Aug. 
1845, died unmarr. 10th Jan. 1913 ; Agnes 
Marion, born 6th Feb. 1847 (marr. as his 
first wife, Andrew Harper, D.D., Principal 
of St Andrew s College, Univ. of Sydney), 
died 22nd July 1885 ; John Thomas, M.A., 
Principal of Toorak College, Melbourne, 
born 13th Sept. 1848, died 1st Sept. 1902; 
Margaret M Culloch Morrison, born 13th 
March 1850 ; James Morrison, born 9th 
March 1852, died 25th Dec. 1871 ; Isabella 
Christina, born 20th Jan. 1855, died 
2nd Sept, 1872. Publications The Pro 
ceedings of the late General Assembly 
regarding the Auchterarder Case, Con 
sidered and Defended (Glasgow, 1839) ; 
Sermon at opening of North Parish 
Church [Kelso] (Edinburgh, 1838); Ac 
count of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., iii.) ; 
Memoir, prefixed to Sym s Discourses. 
[Vide Discourses and Letters to his Con 
gregation, with Memoir, ed. by Andrew 
Cunningham (Kelso, 1867).] 


1843 k rn Belford, Northumberland, 1806, 

son of Robert B. and Mary Orange ; 

educated at Univs. of St Andrews and 

Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
26th April 1832; ord. min. of Stamford- 

I ham Presbyterian Congregation 21st Aug. 

! 1833 ; adm. to Larkhall 26th July 1838 ; 

. trans, to Auldfield (now Pollokshaws) 24th 

: Sept, 1840 ; trans, and adm. 21st Sept. 1843 ; 
died at Strathpeffer, 27th Aug. 1880. He 
was widely known as a pomologist, and as an 
authority in horticultural matters generally. 
He marr. 17th March 1845, Mary Weather- 
stone, who died 20th Oct. 1849, and had 
issue Robert, sheep farmer, Queensland, 
born 14th March 1846, died 30th Nov. 
1899 ; William, sheep farmer, Queensland, 
born 5th Sept. 1847, died 3rd Jan. 1888; 
Thomas, sheep farmer, Queensland, born 
20th Oct. 1849. [Henderson s Folk-lore of 
the Northern Comities, and J/y Life as an 
Angler ; Hist, of BenvicTcshire Naturalists 
Club, 1880.] 

endy Schoolhouse, Perthshire, 2nd 
Feb. 1853, son of Charles R., school 
master, and Mary Ann Dawson ; educated 
at Madras College and Univ. of St Andrews, 
and at Leipzig ; M.A. (St Andrews 1873) ; 
tutor in the family of James Anthony 
Froude, 1874-5 ; licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 
May 1877 ; assistant at Dunning ; B.D. 
(St Andrews 1877); ord. (assistant) at 
Arbroath ttth Jan. 1879; trans, and adm. 
27th Jan. 1881 ; died unmarr. 21st Sept. 
1890. Mr Froude spoke of him as one 
who had " kept his head clear and steady 
amidst the controversies of the age as 
one who was true in heart to the great 
traditions of Scotland/ " Publication 
Essays and Sermons [with a Memoir by 
his brother, James Robertson, D.D., min. 
of Whittingehame] (Edinburgh, 1892). 


19th March 1891 ; trans, to St Mary s 
Parish, Edinburgh, 4th April 1901. 

igol 23rd March 1871, younger son of 
James F., min. of Blair- Atholl ; edu 
cated at Edinburgh Univ. ; M.A. (1891) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 26th April 1898 ; 
assistant at Tron Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. 
26th Sept. 1901. He marr. 4th June 1903, 




Janet Helen, daugh. of John Alison, D.D., 
min. of Newington, Edinburgh, and has 
issue Margaret Jean Denholm, born 19th 
Aug. 1905 ; Katlierine Mary, born 25th 
.March 1911 ; Dora Denhohn, born Kith 
Feb. 1913. Publication Sweet Peas : How 
to f, r/n" the 1 erfect Wover (London, 1910). 


[In the twelfth century the church of 
Stiehill belonged to the Priory of Colding- 
ham. Part of an old wall near the east 
end of the present building is believed to 
be the remains of an older church. The 
bell, cast by Michael Burgerhuys, is dated 

WILLIAM HUDE [HOOD], reader in 
1567 1567 : deprived 1st May 1577. 

JOHN FAIRBATRN, reader, 1578 to 
1578 1591. 

JAMES FRENCH, M.A. ; trans, from 
16Q5 Hume ; pres. by James VI. 6th March 
1605 [vide Hume]. 

DAVID COURTNEY, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1613 30th July 1601) ; pres. by James VI. 
31st May 1613, and adm. shortly 
afterwards ; died 29th April 1655, in his 
84th year. He marr. (cont. 3rd Jan. 1609) 
Margaret, daugh. of John M Call, gardener 
at Thirlestane Castle, and had issue John, 
min. of Bolton ; Sarah ; Elizabeth (marr. her 
father s successor) : Francis, M.A. ; Thomas, 
min. of Mertoun. [Reg. of Deeds, clxxxi., 
179 ; Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 10th Jan. 1671 ; 
Reg. Assig. ; Stat. Reports, 1627 ; Gunn s 
Stichill, 11.] 

DAVID STARK, M.A. (St Andrews 
1648 1631 ) > or d- (Assistant and successor) 
Sept. 1648. Conforming to Episco 
pacy, he was pres. by Charles II. llth Sept. 
1662; dem. 1st May 1683; died March 
1685, aged about 74. He marr. 30th Jan. 
1649, Elizabeth Courtney, daugh. of his 
predecessor, " who with her husband had 
sasine of an annual rent of 92 furth of 
the kirk lands of Hume, llth Nov. 1661, 
of which resignation was made 14th Nov. 
1672." He had issue Margaret, bapt. 1st 

Jan. 1650 ; David, bapt. 16th Nov. 1651 ; 
Robert, M.A., bapt. 5th Sept. 1654, prob- 
1 ably the min. of Stenton who had property 
in this parish. [</. R. InJdb., 17th June 
1667 : Xc>> d< n. Reg. fixities, ii. ; Jfin-.- 
loolc Reg. Privy Seal, v. ; Wodrow s Jfist.] 

ANDREW DARLING, of the family of 
1683 ^ ^ Appletreeleaves, Galashiels ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh 1670); pres. by 
Charles II. 10th April 1683, and ord. after 
1st May same year ; deprived by the Privy 
Council, 29th Aug. 1689, for not reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates, nor pray 
ing for William and Mary. He was dep. 
by Presb. of Earlston for drunkenness 
13th May 1692. He died 3rd August 1735, 
aged 86. He marr. Agnes Inglis, who died 
25th March 1721, aged ^.[Earlston Presb. 
Reg. ; Min.-book Reg. Privy Seal, v. ; Hall s 
G alasfiiels, 156.] 

JOHN GLEN, ord. 30th June 1691; 
I 16gi member of Assembly in 1692 ; died 
May 1718. [Reg. Gen. Ass., 1692.] 

JOHN" GLEN, son of preceding; pres. 
^7 the Presb. jure devoluto 2nd Dec. 
1718; ord. 5th March 1719; trans. 
to New Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 14th Dec. 


ALEXANDER HOME, bapt. 17th Aug. 

1707, eldest son of George H., min. 

of Chirnside ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Chirnside 
27th July 1731 ; pres. by George II. 10th 
April 1733, and by William, Earl of Home; 
ord. 1st Jan. 1734 ; died in May 1742. He 
marr. 17th Sept. 1736, Agnes, daugh. of John 
Ewing of Craigton, W.S. (she marr. (2) Nov. 
1756, Edward Inglis, druggist, Edinburgh), 
and had issue George, bapt. Sept. 1737, 
died young; Margaret, bapt. 15th April 
1739 (marr. 6th May 1759, William Camp 
bell, min. of Lilliesleaf) ; George, bapt. 1st 
Feb. 1741 ; John, bapt. 14th Feb. 1742. 
[Lander Tests.] 

GEORGE RIDPATH, born about 1717, 

1743 eldest son of George R., min. of Lady- 

kirk ; educated at Univ. of Edin 

burgh; licen. by Presb. of Chirnside 27th 

May 1740; pres. by George II. 20th July 




1742, and by William, Earl of Home ; ord. 
16th Feb. 1743 ; died 31st Jan. 1772. He 
marr. 6th Sept. 1764, Wilhelmina [or Ann] 
Dawson, Kelso, who died 10th April 1810, 
and had issue Christian, born 12th Dec. 
1766; George, born 25th May 1769 ; Ann, 
born 31st Dec. 1770. Publications Chris 
tian Liberty opposed to Popish Superstition 
and Slavery, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1751). | 
In 1764 he published proposals for printing j 
by subscription the History and Antiquities 
of Berwickshire and part of Roxburghshire, 
as well as Northumberland and DurJiam, 
as far as Bamborough and Alnwick. He 
afterwards enlarged his plan, and left in 
manuscript The Border History of England 
and Scotland deduced from the earliest 
Times to the Union of the two Crowns. 
This appeared after his death (London, 
1776), and was reissued in 1808, 1810, and 
I818.[Tomlst.; Carlyle s Autob. ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.} 

ANDREW SCOTT, born 1743 : licen. by 
177g Presb. of Chirnside 30th Sept, 1766 ; 
assistant at Westruther ; pres. by 
George III. 18th July 1772 ; ord. 4th Feb. 
1773 ; died 12th Nov. 1826. He marr. 20th 
Jan. 1779, Eleonora (died llth Xov. 1828), 
daugh. of John Cranstoun, min. of Ancrum, 
and had issue John, born 23rd Oct. 1779 ; 
Adam, born 12th Aug. 1781 ; Agnes, born 
23rd April 1783 ; Ann, born 6th July 1784, 
died 24th June 1821 ; Janet, born 30th Sept. 
1785 (marr. David William Gordon, min. 
of Earlston); Gilchrist, born 9th Sept. 
1787 ; Andrew, born 27th May 1789 ; 
Cranstoun, born 8th April, died 28th April 
1793; Helen Cranstoun, born 4th Aug. 
1795. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iii.). 

JAMES PATERSON, pres. by George 
IV., and ord. (assistant and successor) 
26th Nov. 1822 ; trans, to Gordon 9th 
Sept. 1824. 

PETER BUCHANAN, born 1797, sixth 

son of John B., farmer, Trean, 

Callander, and brother of Professor 

Robert B., Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Lauder 7th 

May 1822 ; pres. by George IV., and ord. 
2nd Aug. 1827 ; died 18th April 1848. 
Having a strong sympathy with the 
Jacobites and their traditions, he is said 
to have evaded taking the Oath of Abjura 
tion at his ordination. He marr. 12th Aug. 
1830, Christian (died 4th Oct. 1884), daugh. 
of John Gray, Heriotsh eld, Kelso, and 
sister of George Gray, D.I)., Professor of 
Hebrew, Univ. of Glasgow, and had issue 
John, born 24th May 1831 ; George 
Gray, born 28th Feb. 1833 ; Agnes Mary. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sew 
Stat. Ace., iii.). 



farmer, and Isabella Duncan: edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunoon 5th Nov. 1844 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
9th June 1846; died 28th Dec. 1877. He 
marr. 6th Aug. 1851, Dorothy (died 12th 
March 1898, aged 72), daugh. of George 
Turnbull, Dunkirk Park, Perthshire, and 
had issue Robert Denoon, born llth 
May 1852; Dora, born llth Jan. 1857 
(marr. 22nd April 1885, George William 
Constable, factor, Traquair); George 
Norman, born 8th Oct. 1863, died 23rd 
May 1915. 

GEORGE GUNN, born Edinburgh, 3rd 
June 1851, son of George G., sub 
editor, Edinburgh Evening Courant, 
and Margaret Bryce ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1872) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 1876 ; 
assistant at St Stephen s, Edinburgh ; ord. 
20th June 1878 ; chaplain of Grand Lodge 
of Freemasons 1893-95 ; clerk of Presb. 
1896-1900; secretary of the Berwickshire 
Naturalists Club 1896 - 1900 ; died un- 
marr. 12th Jan. 1900. Publications The 
Early History of Stichill, The Church of 
Hume, etc. (Alnwick, 1901); Records of 
the Baron Court of Stitchill, 1655-1807 
(Scottish Hist. Soc., 1905); contributions 
to History of the Berwickshire Naturalists 
Club. [Memoir by his brother, Clement 
Bryce Gunn, M.D., in first - mentioned 



TULLOCH, born Greenock, 23rd 
1900 Dec. 1872, eldest son of William 
Weir T., D.D., min. of North Parish, 
Greenock, afterwards of Maxwell Parish, 
Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1894), B.I). (1897) ; Keen, by Presb. 
of Glasgow 1897 ; assistant at Barony 
Parish, Glasgow; ord. 14th June 1900; 
trans, to 1 Second Charge, Hamilton, 1916. 
Marr. llth June 1903, Janet Richmond, 
eldest daugh. of David Macdonald, Glas 
gow, and has issue John Lancelot Hill, 
born 23rd April 1904 ; Janet Margaret 
llichmond, born 22nd March 1906; Mar 
garet Hill and Elizabeth Anne (twins), 
born 15th Feb. 1910. 


[St Nicholas wa,s titular of the church 
of Hume, which was dedicated by Bishop 
Robert of St Andrews in 1147. The pro- 
Reformation building belonged to the 
monks of Kelso, and consisted of nave and 
chancel about 78 feet long by 21 feet 
broad. Humous in 1673, it is now repre 
sented by little more than grass-grown 
mounds. The parish was united to Stichill 
in 1640. There was a chapel in this parish 
at Wedderlie.] 

CHARLES HOME, reader and chaplain 
1567 at Halyburton, 1567 to 1585. 


ROBERT FRENCH, trans, from Eccles 
Stichill, Gordon, Eccles, and Green- 
law being also in the charge ; pres. 

to Legerwood before 18th May 1591 ; 

returned to Eccles in 1595. [Rfj. Assiy. ; 

Eooke of the Kirk.] 

JAMES FRENCH, MA. (St Andrews 

1595). In 1596 he was min. here, 

and had charge also of Stichill and 

Ednam ; pres. to the vicarage of Stichill 

by James VI. 6th March 1605, and to the 

parsonage and vicarage here 1st Aug. 1611. 

He was still min. 8th July 1613, but 

ordered to "cease from teaching at Hume 

under pain of deposition." In the Records 

of Lincoln s Inn, reference is made to "a 

poor distressed Scottish minister, Mr 
James French, who is lately fallen blind 
and utterly disabled any longer to exercise 
his office." He petitioned for relief, and 
was given twenty shillings. [Rfj. Assi<j.~\ 


[The earliest notice of a church at Yet- 
holm is about the year 1233, when Nicholas 
de Geynevim was rector. At that period 
the cure belonged to the church of Glas 
gow. In 1406 William de Haw din [Hadden], 
" laird of Kirkyethame," gave to the monks 
of Kelso the right of advowson. From them 
it passed to Patrick, Earl of Both well, then 
to the Buccleuch family, and finally to the 
Wauchopes of Niddrie. A church, still 
thatched with heather in 1836, was removed 
when the present building was erected. 
Its bell, cast by Michael Burgerhuys (1643), 
is still in use. A chapel in this parish, 
beside a burn which forms the march with 
England, was dedicated to St Ethelreda.] 

1567 JAMES WILLIAMSON, reader. 
1574 THOMAS TURNER, reader. 

WILLIAM TAIT, reader from 1576 to 
1576 1579. 

THOMAS AITKIN, reader at Ednam 
1574; min. there in 1576; pres. by 
1579 James VI. 8th Feb. 1577; adm. 
1579 : deprived after 1585. [Rty. Ass-iy.] 

ADAM DOUGLAS, pres. in 1594. See 
1594 Crailing. 

M.A. ; trans, from Broughton, and 
adm. about 1595. [Reg. Assig.] 

JOHN BALFOUR, M.A. (St Andrews 

1591) ; one of the masters in the 

High School of Edinburgh, 18th May 

1597 to 7th Jan. 1598 ; pres. by James VI. 

24th March 1604, also to Mow 2nd Jan. 

1607 ; he signed a protestation to the King 

and Parliament for the Liberties of the 

Kirk, 24th June 1617 : died between 27th 




Aug. 1633 and 18th Feb. 1634. He marr. 
in 1618 (after some scandal) a lady whose 
name is unknown. [Steven s High School ; 
Reg. Assig. ; Orig. Lett., ii. ; Morrison s 
Dec., xvii.] 

1619); adm. to Chanonry prior to 
17th Jan. 1630; pres. by Charles I. 
18th Feb. 1634, and adm. soon after. He 
had a process raised against him in 1638, 
for celebrating an irregular marriage be 
tween a son of Patrick, Archbishop of 
Glasgow, and a daugh. of William, Lord 
Blantyre ; was dep. before 16th July 1639, 
" for erecting an altar with rails, beating 
violently one of his parishioners, con 
tempt of the Presb., and declining the 
Gen. Assembly 1638. :; He was ordered 
by the Committee of Estates to remove out 
of the kingdom, and asked "ane pass for 
himself, wife, and children to that effect." 
The Estates granted him, 13th Jan. 1645, a 
pass " conform to the act of the Com 
mittee, either by sea or land, as occasion 
may best offer, without trouble or im 
pediment to them thereanent." He marr. 
Elspeth Lunane. [Wodrow MSS. ; Acts of 
Par/., vi., part L, 289 ; Stevenson s Hist. ; 
Inverness Sasines, iv., 107.] 


JOHN DOUGLAS, M.A. ; pres. by 
Francis, Earl of Buccleuch, and his 
trustees Feb. 1639, and by William, 
Earl of Lothian, that month ; ord. 23rd 
April following, and inst. end of May ; 
was a member of Commission of Assembly 
in 1649 ; trans, to Crailing 2nd April 


JOHN CLAPPERTON, M.A. ; adm. in 
1662; trans, to Yarrow after 13th 

Feb. 1666. 


burgh 1659); min. of Graitney in 
1666 ; app. by Alexander, Archbishop 
of Glasgow, 13th March, to exercise the 
ministry till it be ascertained who is 
patron (a dispute having arisen between 
William, Earl of Lothian, and Wauchope 
of Niddrie) ; coll. before 4th, and inst. 25th 

Sept. following ; deprived by the Privy 
Council, 12th Sept. 1689, for not reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates, nor pray 
ing for William and Mary, but for James 
VIL, and not observing the Thanksgiving. 
He was inst. to the curacy of Almvick in 
1692; died 14th April 1694, aged about 
56. [Peterkin s Constitut. of the Church ; 
MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Hutchinson s 
NortJiumberland, i. ; Toml>st.~\ 

JAMES NOBLE, M.A. ; adm. before 
1690 16th Oct. 1690; trans, to Eckford 
4th April 1694. 

JOHN SIMSON, M.A.; called 31st 

1694 ^ n - anc * ord- 27th Sept. 1694 ; 

trans, to Morebattle 24th Nov. 

ROBERT COLVILLE, born 1677 ; M.A. 
169Q (Edinburgh 1691) ; became school 
master of Jedburgh ; licen. by that 
Presb. 14th Aug. 1695 ; ord. to Annan prior 
to 15th Dec. 1696 ; called 30th Jan., trans, 
and adm. 26th Oct. 1699; suspended for 
drinking in taverns in 1717, and again in 
1727; died between 2nd Feb. and 2nd 
March 1731. He marr. Agnes Scott, and 
had issue Margaret ; William ; Francis ; 
Robert ; Walter. 

JOSEPH LECK, M.A. (Edinburgh, 7th 
April 1718) ; licen. by Presb. of Duns 
4th Jan. 1726; called 17th June; 
pres. by the Commissioners for Andrew 
Wauchope of Niddrie, and ord. 23rd Sept. 
1731 ; died 1st Sept, 1785, aged about 87. 
He marr. 16th March 1733, Ann Scott, 
Sprouston, who died 25th Dec. 1761, and 
had issue Henry, born 24th June 1736, 
died 10th Aug. 1767 ; Susan, born 9th July 
1742 (marr. 5th July 1770, Henry Ainslie, 
Town-clerk of Jedburgh and Sheriff-clerk 
of Roxburghshire) ; Jean ; William ; 
Thomas. [Tomhst. ; Blackwood 1 * Maga 
zine, 1818.] 

WILLIAM BLACKIE, tutor and chap- 
lain at Niddrie ; pres. by Andrew 
Wauchope of Niddrie llth Nov. 
1785; ord. 4th May 1786; died 23rd Dec. 




1828, in Ids 79th year. Among his books 
was a manuscript copy of James Melville s 
Sonnets, which he gifted to the Advocates 
Library in 18:2:2. He niarr. 2nd Sept. 1788, 
Margaret Oliver, who died at Venchen, 5th 
July 1* 12, aged 83, and had issue William, 
tenant in Iloselaw Mains, born 4th Feb. 
179:5. died 2t!tli Sept. 1818: Betty, born 
29th Nov. 1803 (marr. .Ian. 1827, John 
Robertson), died Aug. 1831. Publication 
Account <>! the Parish (Sinclair s Sfuf. 
Ace., xix.). [1 omtist.] 


JOILX BAIRD, born 17th Feb. 1799, 
eldest son of James B., min. of 
Swinton ; educated at Whitsome 
and Kelso schools, and Univ. of Edin 
burgh : licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 25th 
March 1823. Tn 1825 he was a preacher in 
Ireland under the auspices of the Irish 
Evangelical Society. Pres. by the Trustees 
of Andrew Wauchope of Niddrie, he was 
ord. to this charge 18th June 1829; died 
29th Nov. 18(51. He was well known as a 
botanist and geologist, was one of the 
founders of the Berwickshire Naturalists 
Club, and its President in 1837. He 
laboured earnestly for the good of the 
gypsies, who had long been settled at Kirk 
Yetholm. The work was done in connec 
tion with a society formed in Edinburgh 
for the " Reformation of the Gypsies in 
Scotland," and it met with a considerable 
amount of success. He marr. (1) llth June 
1833, Margaret (born 14th Feb. 1813, died 
13th Sept. 1837), claugh. of Robert Oliver 
of Blakelaw, and had issue Margaret 
Richardson, born llth Aug. 1834, died 10th 
June 1845 ; Sarah Nichols, born 8th Oct. 
1836, died 26th June 1846 : (2) 14th Nov. 
1849, Elizabeth (died at Hanover, Ger- 
many, 28th April 1872, aged 50), (laugh, 
of Nathaniel Hughes, Wexford, and had 
issue Anna Margaret Elizabeth, born 31st 
Jan. 1852, died 23rd Oct. 1868; James 
Oliver, born 26th March 1853, died at 
Hanover, Germany, 25th Jan. 1872 ; 
Nathaniel Hughes John, born 20th Aug. 
1855 ; Sarah Mary, born 4th Sept. 1860. 
Publications "On the Geology of the 
Rock of Gibraltar and adjacent Country " 
{Ed in-. I hilox. Jouru., vii.) ; On the Rocks 

in the Neighbourhood of St John s, New 
foundland ;; (Memoirs of the Wernerian 

| Society, iv. ; Philosophical Magazine, Ix. ; 
trans, into French in Ferussac s Bulletin, 

xvi., 1829); "Sermon preached after the 
death of the Rev. Robert Lundie " (Lundie s 
Pastoral Addresses) ; Hie Scottish Gypsies 
Advocate (Edinburgh, 1839) ; Account of the 
Parish, and General Observations on the 

1 County (NfH Stat. Ace., iii.). [See Memoir 
of John Jiaird, by his brother William 

; Baird, M.D. (London, 1862) ; George Smith s 
I ve been a Gypsying ; Hist. Berwick, Nat. 
Club, 1861; Kelso Chronicle, Dec. 1861; 
Diet. Nat. 


ADAM DAVIDSON, born Torbeckhill, 
Middlebie, 30th March 1830, son of 
Thomas D. and Janet Carlyle ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (21st 
April 1855); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
! 25th Jan. 1860 ; ord. 17th July 1862; died 
4th Feb. 1908. He marr. 10th Feb. 1863, 
I Mary Dobie (died 26th Nov. 1907), claugh. 
! of James Little, farmer, Corriehill, and 
| had issue Janet Carlyle, bom 12th May 
1864, (marr. 27th Aug. 1890, James Mill, 
, M.A., lecturer on Latin, Univ. of Edin- 
| burgh) ; James Little, M.A., M.D., D.S.O., 
i lieut. - colonel I. M.S., born 27th Nov. 

1898 ("hisgow, nth April 1858, son of 
Andrew M. and Margaret Carrick ; 
educated at Church of Scotland Normal 
School and Ujniv. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 16th March 1881 ; assist 
ant at St George s Parish, Paisley ; ord. to 
Howwood Chapel 13th May 1883; adm. 
to Wellington Chapel (afterwards St Mar 
garet s), Hawick, 3rd Nov. 1886; adm. first 
min. of St Margaret s Parish, Hawick, llth 
June 1896; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 18th Feb. 1898 ; died at Millport, 
27th Sept. 1915. He marr. (1) 10th March 
1887, Margaret Walker (died s.p. 3rd May 
1894), daugh. of Thomas M Queen : (2) 
llth Dec. 1901, Johanna, daugh. of John 
Bonthron, and had issue William Bon- 
thron Carrick, born 23rd Jan. 1903 ; John 
Bonthron, born 23rd July 1906. 


ning, 6th Aug. 1868, son of James 

Sarah Alexandrina Caldwell Bayne, and 
has issue Agnes Grant, born 17th Nov. 

W., schoolmaster of Croy, and Eliza- 1901 ; Elizabeth Bayne, born 7th July 1903, 
beth Bayne ; educated at Croy School, died 5th April 1904 ; James, born 2nd 
Inverness-shire, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; March 1905 ; Ena Bayne, born 23rd Aug. 
M.A. (1890), B.D. (1893) : licen. by Presb. 1907 ; Jeanie Westwood, born 8th Feb. 
of Nairn 2nd May 1893 ; assistant at 1910 ; Catherine Welsh, born 5th Oct. 
Auldearn and St Paul s Parish, Glasgow; 1913, died 5th Feb. 1914. Publications 
ord. to Newmill 28th Sept. 1896; trans, to Jacob s Ladder (a Masonic sermon) (Alex- 
Alexandria 6th Sept. 1905 : trans, and adm. ; andria 1908) ; The Vision of Citizenship 
7th March 1916. Marr. 12th Oct. 1900, , (Alexandria 1911). 




[There was already a church at Ancrum 
in 11 10. At Malta Walls on the farm of 
Copland, in the parish, the Order of St 
John of Jerusalem, called the Knights of 
Malta, had a preceptory. A new church 
was built at Ancrum village in 1889.] 

JAMES THORNTON, received 238 
(Scots) as his pension from Martin 
mas 1559 to Whitsunday 1500, and 
90 for his duties during the four months 
after the Queen Regent s death. He is 
styled Chantor of Moray and parson of 
Ancrum, 20th Sept. 1573. [Treasurer s 
Accounts, xi., 95 ; Wigtoivn Invent. Scot. 
Hist. Soc., 812.] 


WILLIAM JOHNSTON, a priest of the 
Roman Church, conformed and be 
came reader in 1509 ; dep. Nov. 1572. 

brother of preceding; adm. to Foul- 
den at Lammas 1572 ; trans, and 
adm. here Nov. same year. In 1574 Rox 
burgh, Eckford, Bedrule, and Abbotrule 
were in the charge. He complained to 
the Assembly, 1578, that Hector Douglas 
had been collated to his benefice. At the 
Assemblies of 1581 and 1580 he was ap 
pointed one of those who were to arrange 
Presbyteries. In 1585 he refused to sub 
scribe the Articles drawn up by Secretary 
Sir John Maitland. He was trans, to 
Crailing before 1580, but returned here 
after 28th May 1588. In 1589 he was one 
of those appointed by the Privy Council 
to see that the Bond against Papists was 
signed by the people. In 1008 he declined 
the authority of a Visitor appointed by the 


Assembly 1002, and was deprived by the 
Court of High Commission, 29th June 
1022, for not conforming to the Articles 
of Assembly 1018. He was then ordered 
to go into ward in Annandale when in his 
73rd year. He was alive in 1031. He 
marr. Elizabeth Crichton, and had issue- 
George, min. of Orphir; Robert. [Key. 
Mag. Sig.; Laing Charters, 1590; Reg. 
Min. Assig. et Sec. Sig. ; Edin. Presb. Key. ; 
Booke of the Kirk ; Wodrow Miscell. ; 
CalderwoocFs Hist., iii., 404.] 

HECTOR DOUGLAS, coll. by James, 

Archbishop of Glasgow, before 24th 

April 1578, when the above-noticed 

complaint was made to the Assembly. 

Deprived in October following as " unmeet 

and unable for the office and function of 

the ministry." He is mentioned as min. 

12th April 1582. {Booke of the Kirk; 

Calderwood s Hist., iii., 431 ; Keg. Assig. ] 


(Edinburgh, 30th July 1014); pres. 

by James VI. 25th July 1022. He 
was a member of the Commission for main 
taining Church Discipline 21st Oct. 1034. 
As Laird of Grubet he took part in the 
election of a commissioner from the county 
to the Convention of Estates. The As 
sembly, 10th Aug. 1043, found this to be 
incompatible with the ministerial calling, 
and recommended him to desist from all 
civil courts and meetings. U e died between 
3rd Feb. and 1st Sept. 1047, aged about 54. 
He marr. after 29th Jan. 1041, Margaret, 
eldest daugh. of William Eliott of Stobs, 
and had issue William of Grubet and 
Wideopen. His widow marr. James Scott 
of Bonnington. [G. R. Sas., xliv., 420; 
Keg. Sec. Sig. ; Stevenson s Hist. ; Banna- 



MiscelL, iii. ; Mai-timid MiscelL, iii. ; 
Baillie s Letters ; Inq. Ret. Rorbwgh, 195 
de Tut., 58 ; Jeffrey s Hist, of Roxburgh 
shire, iii., 305.] 

1648 broch [Kilsyth], 21st June 1603. 
He was the son of William L., min. 
of Kilsyth, and afterwards of Lanark, 
said to be a descendant of the fifth 
Lord Livingston. His mother was Agnes, 
daugh. of Alexander Livingston, portioner, 
Falkirk, brother of the Laird of Belstane. 
He was educated at the Grammar School 
of Stirling, and graduated M.A. at the 
Univ. of Glasgow in 1621. Against his 
father s wish, he preferred to enter the 
ministry rather than adopt the life of a 
country gentleman. He studied theology 
at St Andrews, and was licensed in 1625. 
For a time he assisted the minister of 
Torphichen, and was afterwards chaplain 
to the Countess of Wigtown at Cumber- 
nauld. While engaged in the latter capa 
city he took part in the memorable revival 
at the Kirk of Shotts. He declined pre 
sentations to several parishes, chiefly on 
account of his reluctance to obey the 
Articles of Perth. In 1630 he went to 
Ireland, on the invitation of Viscount 
Clandeboye, and became minister oi> Kil- 
linchy, Co. Down, being ordained by Andrew 
Knox. Bishop of Kaphoe, and a company of 
Scottish ministers who had taken up a 
kind of middle position between Presby- 
terianism and Prelacy. In 1631 he was 
suspended for nonconformity, but was soon 
reinstated through the friendly offices of 
Archbishop Ussher. On 4th May 1632 he 
was deposed and excommunicated for the 
same cause. Having resolved to emigrate 
to America, he left Ireland in Sept. 1636, 
along with a number of his parishioners 
and other Scottish and English Puritans 
140 in all. They sailed for New England 
in the Eayle \Ving, but through contrary 
winds were obliged to return home. In 
1638 he signed the National Covenant, and 
was commissioned to proceed to London 
with copies of it for supporters of the Scot 
tish cause at Court. On 5th July 1638 he 
was admitted minister of Stranraer, where 

he remained for ten years. It is recorded 
that his half-yearly communions there were 
attended by as many as five hundred of 
his old parishioners of Killinchy. In 1640 
he was chaplain of the Earl of Cassillis s 
Regiment in England, and wrote an account 
of the skirmish at Newburn, which he had 
witnessed. When minister of Stranraer he 
frequently crossed to Ulster, and officiated 
i to the Scottish troops quartered there. In 
| 1648 the Commission of Assembly sent him 
! to dissuade those troops from joining with 
the army of the "Engagement," but his 
mission was a failure. On 13th July 
1647, William, Earl of Lothian, presented 
Livingston to this parish, and he was 
adm. and inst. 25th April 1648. He was 
a member of the Commission of Assembly 
in 1649. Next year he was one of those 
appointed to negotiate with Charles II., 
at Breda, as to the terms on which he 
should receive the Crown. While the royal 
ships were lying at anchor off Speymouth, 
Livingston obtained the King s oath of 
fidelity to the Covenants. He did not, 
however, trust Charles, and soon after 
wards he identified himself with those who 
opposed the coronation and the conduct 
of the government. He was asked by the 
General Assembly of 1650 to write a His 
tory of the Church of Scotland from 1638, 
but this was never completed. In Oct. 
1651 he was chosen Moderator of a general 
meeting of the Protesters. He preached 
before Cromwell in London in 1654, and 
was authorised by the Protector to re 
commend candidates for vacant parishes. 
Between 1655 and 1659 he declined calls 
to Antrim, to his former charge at Kil 
linchy, and to Glasgow. He was summoned 
before the Privy Council llth Dec. 1662, 
and, refusing to take the Oath of Allegi 
ance, was banished. He went to Rotterdam 
in April 1663, where he .spent his last 
years in almost constant study, and in the 
preparation of a Latin version of the Scrip 
tures which was never published. He died 
9th Aug. 1672. He is described as having 
been " modest in manner, sweet in temper, 
of retired and contemplative habits ; so 
that, though he joined the more extreme 
Presbyterians, in his moderation he deeply 




lamented the division that had torn the 
Church asunder. He marr. (in St Cuthbert s 
Church, Edinburgh) 23rd June 1635, Janet 
(died at Rotterdam, 1693), eldest daugh. 
of Bartholomew Fleming, an Edinburgh 
merchant, and Marion Hamilton, and had 
issue John, born 30th June 1636, died 8th 
Jan. 1639 ; William, merchant in Edin 
burgh, born 7th Jan. 1638, buried 12th 
June 1700; Bartholomew, born 3rd Sept. 
1639, died 24th Sept, 1641 ; Agnes, born 
20th Sept. 1640, died 17th Oct. 1641 ; 
Marion, born 10th Oct. 1642 (marr. John 
Scott, min. of Hawick) ; Janet, born 28th 
Sept. 1643 (marr. Andrew Russell, merchant, 
Rotterdam), died Aug. 1696 ; John, born 
20th Aug. 1644, died Oct. 1645; Agnes, 
born 18th Aug. 1645 (marr. David Cleland, 
surgeon); James, merchant, Edinburgh, born 
22d Sept, 1646, died 1700; Johanna, born 
Sept, died Oct. 1647; Barbara, born 21st 
June 1649 (marr. James Miller, merchant); 
John, born 29th Jan., died 12th Oct. 1652 ; 
Andrew, born Aug. 1653, died 7th Feb. 
1655 ; Robert, ancestor of the Livingstons 
of Livingston Manor, New York, born 13th 
Dec. 1654, died April 1725 ; Elizabeth, born 
7th Jan. 1 657, died 31st Oct. 1666. Original 
portraits of John Livingston and his wife 
are at Gosford, East Lothian, and Mony- 
musk, Aberdeenshire, and others were in the 
possession of Mrs Ralston Crosby, New 
York. Publications A Letter to his Paroch 
(Leith, 1663); A Brief Historical Relation 
of the Life of Mr John Livingston (Glasgow, 
1754 ; Edinburgh, 1848 ; edited by Thomas 
Houston) ; Memorable Characteristics and 
Remarkable Passages of Divine Providence 
exemplified in the Lives of a considerable 
number of the most Eminent Divines and 
Private Christians n. ho lived in Scotland 
during the first century after the Reforma 
tion (Glasgow, 1754). These, with other 
Letters and Papers of Livingston, were 
edited by William King Tweedie for the 
Wodrow Society (Select Biographies, vol. i., 
Edinburgh, 1845. [Lament s, Brodie s, and 
Nicoll s Diaries ; Kirkton s, Beattie s, and 
Wodrow s Hists. ; Reg. Old Dec. ; Acts of 
Parl., vi. ; Acts of Ass., 1649, 1704; Reid s 
Ireland, i., 124; Blair s Autob. ; Fleming s 
Fulfilling of Scripture ; Steven s Hist, of 

the Scots Church, Rotterdam ; Edinburgh 
Christian Instructor, xxiii. ; Anton s 
Kilsyth ; The Border Magazine, 1907; 
Diet. Nat. Biog. ; The Livingstons of 

JAMES SCOTT, son of Walter S. in 
Catslack; M.A. (Edinburgh, 22nd 
665 July 1615); adm. to Kirkton in 
1616 ; trans, to Tongland prior to 1634 ; 
refusing to sign the Covenant, he was dep. 
by a Committee of General Assembly in 
1639 ; inst. to rectory of Ford, Northumber 
land, llth Dec. 1660 ; his deposition was 
annulled by James, Bishop of Galloway, 
before 25th Oct. 1664 ; he was inst. to this 
charge 6th Nov. 1665. A tumult arose at 
his settlement, for which, by sentence of the 
Court of High Commission, two brothers, 
Turnbulls of Ashieburn, both fathers of 
families, were transported to Virginia, their 
sister, a married woman, being whipped 
through the streets of Jedburgh, while four 
boys were whipped through Edinburgh, 
branded in the face, and sold as slaves to 
Barbados. He died on Friday before Whit 
sunday 1679. He marr. Margaret, daugh. 
of Gavin Maxwell, min. of Borgue, and had 
issue James, apprenticed to John Scott, 
senior, merchant, Edinburgh, 2nd Aug. 1648. 
He was allowed half of the stipend, 1680. 
[Dumfries Sas., iii., 275 ; P. C. Reg., vi., 
422 ; Wodrow s Hist., i., 393 ; The Border 
Magazine, 1908 ; Naphtali ; Reg. Old Dec. ; 
Morrison s Diet., xviii.] 

S., min. of Baldernock ; M.A. (Glas 
gow 7 ) ; adm. to Balfron in 1645 ; 
trans, to Drymen in 1663; trans, to Tron 
Parish, Glasgow, 1665 ; pres. by Arthur, 
Archbishop of Glasgow, jure devoluto, coll. 
27th April, and inst. 13th May 1680 ; died 
Dec. 1685. He marr. Helenor Baillie, who 
survived him. \G. R. Homings, 14th Dec. 
1689 ; Peebles Tests.] 

ROBERT BENNET, M.A. (St Andrews, 
20th July 1650) ; adm. (assistant and 
1687 successor) at Colinton 28th Sept. 
1659 ; deprived Nov. 1681. He entered on 
this charge in 1687 ; died before 4th June 
1709. He marr. Magdalen, daugh. of Adam 




Cunningham, Commissary of Dumfries, and 
had issue Adam, M.D.; Alison (marr. 12th 
Sept. 1706, Sir George Wardlaw of Pit- 
reavie, Bart.); Mary, [Wodrow s Hist.; 
Inq. Ret. Fife, 101 ; Edin. Sas., xxvi., 303, 


JOHN CRANSTOUN, probably of the 
Crailing family ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
22nd May 1685); ord. to Crailing 
20th Jan. 1692 ; called 25th Nov. 1703 ; 
trans, and adm. 2nd March 1704; died 
FATHER OF THE CHUKCH, 17th Oct. 1748, 
aged 84. He marr. (1) a lady whose name 
has not been ascertained, and had issue 
William, M.D., friend and correspondent 
of James Thomson, author of The Seasons ; 
John, his successor ; Andrew, an officer in 
the Life Guards ; a daugh. (marr. Duniel 
M Kay, min. of Jedburgh) ; Anne (marr. 
James Simpson, rnin. of Wilton) : (2) 29th 
April 1714, Jean Turnbull, who died 30th 
Oct. 1760, and had issue Helen (marr. 
1736, William Ker, Kelso). [Scots Mag., 
lix. ; Sir Harris Nicolas s Memoir of 

JOHN CRANSTOUN, born 1705, son 
of preceding ; licen. by Presb. of 
1783 Jedburgh 1st July 1730; pres. by 
John Scott of Ancrum, Dec. 1732 ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 21st March 1733 ; 
died 7th Jan. 1790. During the first fifty 
years of his ministry he was never pre 
vented by illness from performing his duty. 
He marr. 9th March 1743, Anne (died 
14th Oct. 1795, aged 78), only daugh. of 
John Gilchrist, min. of Bedrule, and had 
issue Anne, born 5th Feb. 1744, died 
unmarr. 22nd Dec. 1788 ; John, captain, 
East Indian merchant service, born 19th 
Feb. 1745, died 6th May 1788; Andrew, 
born 28th June 1746, died 5th Sept. 1776 ; 
William, born 26th June 1747 ; Robert, 
born 10th April 1749, died 4th Feb. 1751 ; 
Eleanora, born 21st Jan. 1751 (marr. 
Andrew Scott, min. of Stichill) ; Gideon, 
born 5th Jan. 1753, died 16th Feb. 1782 ; 
James, born 12th Oct. 1754 ; George, born 
29th Feb. 1756; Janet, born 7th May 
1757 ; Daniel, born 13th April 1760, died 
8th Nov. 1778. [Tombst.] 

JAMES OLIVER, pres. by Sir John 
Scott of Ancrum, Bart., 6th May 
1790; ord. 14th July 1791; trans, 
to Corstorphine 5th July 1792. 

THOMAS CAMPBELL, son of George 
C. of Baltullo, Fife, and brother of 
George C., D.D., min. of Cupar, 
was uncle of Lord Chancellor Campbell ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of Cupar 9th May 1786; ord. 
by Presb. of Abertarff 2nd May 1787, 
missionary at Glengarry ; assistant at St 
Andrew s Parish, Edinburgh ; pres. by Sir 
John Scott of Ancrum, Bart., 27th June, 
and adm. 26th Sept. 1793 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 
May 1810); died 12th Feb. 1832. He 
marr. 22nd April 1795, Mary (died 9th 
April 1810), daugh. of John Hunter, min. 
of Stoneykirk, and had issue Margaret, 
born 7th Jan. 1797 ; George, born 26th 
Oct. 1798, died 7th Aug. 1817 ; John, Chief 
Registrar of Court of Bankruptcy, born 
1st April 1801, died 2nd Oct. 1858 ; Archi 
bald Blair, D.D., min. of Kilwinning, born 
14th Nov. 1802 ; Madeline, born 19th April 
1805 (marr. James Robb Grant, min. of 
Buittle); Jane, born 16th Sept. 1807 
(marr. Dr Dunlop, R.N.) ; Mary, born 15th 
May 1809 (marr. Samuel Cowan, min. of 

JOHN PATON, born 21st April 1804, 
son of John P., min. of Lasswade ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; 
licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 2nd Oct. 1827 ; 
ord. to Lasswade 19th March 1830 ; pres. 
by Sir William Scott of Ancrum, Bart. ; 
trans, and adm. 7th Sept. 1832 ; died Cth 
May 1870. He marr. 6th July 1830, 
his cousin, Mary (died 17th Feb. 1879), 
daugh. of James Paton of Crailing, and 
had issue John, banker, New York, born 
26th May 1831, died 30th March 1908; 
Christian Mary, born 22nd June 1833, died 
3rd March 1915 ; Edward, merchant, Per- 
nambuco, Brazil, born 5th Dec. 1834 ; James 
Robert, in Canada, bom 1st June 1839. 

JAMES PATTERSON, born Torthor- 

wald, llth April 1840, son of 

William P. and Jean Robertson; 

educated at Edinburgh Univ.; M.A. 



(1862), B.I). (1805): licen. by Presb. of 
Jedburgh in 1805 ; assistant at Castleton ; 
cml. 15th Dei-. IS70; died 28tli Dec. 1900. 
lie inarr. (itli -Inly 1871, Susan Crow (died 
6th July liSDO), daugb. of James Noble, 
min. of St Madoes, and had issue William, 
architect, born 17th -July 1872; Margaret 
Crow, born 3()th Jan. 1874 ; Norman, M.B., 
Ch.B., F.R.C.S., London, born 27th June 
1877; James, Vice-Consul, Bordeaux, born 
27th Feb. 1*79. 

WILLIAM GRACIE, born Dundee, 4th 
19Q7 Feb. 1800, son of William G. : edu 
cated at Univ. College, Dundee, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1890); licen. 
by Presb. of Dundee 6th May 1896 ; assist 
ant at Fortingall, East Parish (Perth), and 
West St Giles (Edinburgh) : ord. 20th June 


[Previous to the Reformation the church 
belonged to the Abbey of Jedburgh. The 
parish was in the Presb. of Melrose, but 
was annexed to Ancrum 6th Feb. 1684.] 

1574 El ) WA 1 ! I ) 1 )ICKSOX, reader. 

JAMES JOHNSTON, reader, 1576 to 
1576 1580. 

ROBERT HAMILTON, reader, 1585 to 
1585 1586. 


1593 in 1593, Lindean also being in the 
charge ; trans, to Eckford in 1600. 

WILLIAM HENRIESON, called " par- 

1594 sou ^ I.angnewton," 19th May 1594. 
His daugh. Agnes marr. James Wat 
son, Dalkeith. [Re;/, of Deeds, xlviii., 237 ; 
ccccliv., 443.] 

JOHN JOHNSTON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1Q07 1st Aug. 1590); min. of Nisbet in 

1593 ; adm. before 6th Jan. 1607 ; 

died between 22nd and 29th Dec. that 

year. He marr., and had issue William, 

apprenticed to Robert Keith, merchant, 
Edinburgh, 8th Sept, 1624. 

JAMES ROBERTSON, adm. 19th April 
1609 1G09 - : ( l esilx (l translation, 12th Nov. 
1616, because of his " mean provision 
and uncertaintie of the same." This the 
Presb. could not give " without advyse of 
the Synod, meantime they cannot refuse 
ane testimonial of his honest and guid 
behaviour amang them since he came :; ; 
trans, to Cranstoun 27th Jan. 1617. 

1617 (at Peebles) 29th April 1617 : trans. 
to Jedburgh 24th June 1640. 

JOHN COLT, adm. between 25th Jan. 
1642 anc ^ 8t ^ k- 1642 con f rme( l to 

Episcopacy ; trans, to Roberton in 


JAMES ADAMSON, M.A. : trans, from 
Pettinain, and adm. in 1677 ; trans. 

to Ettrick in or shortly after 1684. 


[The parish of Abbotrule or Rule Hervey 
was united to Bedrule, but in 1777 was 
disjoined and divided between Hobkirk 
and Southdean. In 1914 a handsome new 
church was built here by Sir Robert Usher 
of Wells, Bart.] 

JOHN TURNBULL, reader, 1576 to 
1576 1578. 

GEORGE TURNBULL, reader, 1579 
1579 to 1580. 

ALEXANDER TAIT, vicar-pensioner 
and reader at Traquair, 1567 to 

lOOO 1 -. 

1580 ; adm. about 1585 ; deprived, 
and resided afterwards at Traquair ; was 
ordered to demit this charge 6th April 
1591, but is still mentioned 7th Oct. 1595. 
[Reg. Min. ; Reg, Assig. ; Edin. Presb. 
Reg. ; PhilipJiawjli Writs.] 


Penicuik } mentioned as min. in 
1599 ; he had a son John. [ 
Assig. : Edin. Reg. (Bapt.).} 





JOSEPH TENNENT of Listonsliiells, 
son of James T. of Cairns, Mid- 
Calcler ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 10th Aug. 
1595); adm. in 1599 to Traquair; adm. 
here about 1601 ; removed to Abbotrule 
in 1605, but returned in 1609 ; was again 
settled at Abbotrule, and returned here a 
second time ; " sett a tack of the teandes 
to Mr James Lausone, of Cairnmuir, for 
his lyff-time, ;; 27th July 1632 (which was 
ratified by Parliament 17th Nov. 1641); 
probably died unmarr. before llth May 
1633, aged about 58. His brother, John T. 
of Cairns, was served heir to Listonshiells 
and to a tenement in Edinburgh. [Reg. 
Assig. ; Inq. Ret. Edin,, 724, 817 ; Act* of 
Part., v., 464.] 

DAVID FOULIS, pres. by John, first 
Earl of Traquair, and adm. 30th Oct. 
1633 ; trans, to Oxnam in 1634. 

HENRY PIERSON, M.A. (St Andrews 

1619) ; inst. Sept. 1635 ; dep. Jan. 

1639; he petitioned the Assembly, 

which, 29th Aug., remitted him to the 

Synod. He died unmarr. before 26th Jan. 

1654, aged about 54, his brother James 

being executor. [Edin. Tests. ; Peterkin s 


William E., M.D., Provost of Peebles, 
cadet of Stobs ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
23rd July 1631); pres. by the Presb. jure 
devoluto llth Dec. 1639; adm. and inst. 
3rd June 1640; died between 22nd June 
and 10th Aug. 1653, aged about 42. He 
marr. Elizabeth Douglas, who along with 
seven children (of whom Adam was the 
third son) survived him, and petitioned 
Parliament in 1662, showing how he " suf 
fered so much persecution and affliction for 
maintaining and defending his Majesty s 
interest and prerogatives in the pulpit 
both at home and abroad, publickly pray 
ing for and maintaining his Majesty s forces 
at the expedition 1648, that he was driven 
from his charge, and lived in a most de 
jected, miserable, sad, and downcast con 
dition, and that had it not been for the 
charity of some faithful, loyal, and well 

wishing Christians they had quite famished 
and been never able to have subsisted. " 
On the report of a committee, Parliament, 
8th July, allowed 100 sterling out of the 
vacant stipends. [Nisbet s /ft/-., i. ; Acts of 
Pat-I., vii., Api>. 87.] 

HUGH SCOTT, M.A. (Edinburgh, 26th 
July 1649) ; called 22nd Nov. 1657 ; 
adm. 17th March 1658 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament llth June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; indulged at 
Oxnam in 1672. [Wod row s Hi*t. ; Connell 
<n Tithes, iii.] 

JAMES ADAMSON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
9th July 1656) ; became schoolmaster 
of Colinton about 1656; ord. 24th 
April 1663 to Carriden ; trans, and inst. 
7th Sept. 1664; deprived by the Privy 
Council 29th Aug. 1689, for neither reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates nor pray 
ing for William and Mary, but for King- 
James. He marr. (1) before 1671, Helen 
Hamilton: (2) 28th Dec. 1680, Esther 
Scougall, and had issue Janet (marr. 28th 
Dec. 1705, Thomas Porteous). \_Rey. of 
Deeds, Mack., 10th June 1673 ; Edin. Reg. 
(Marr.) ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Peter- 
kin s Constitution of the Church. } 

1670) ; schoolmaster and session- 
clerk of Mauchline llth Nov. 1673, 
which post he relinquished before 4th Jan. 
1680 ; assistant at Galashiels ; adm. 23rd 
July 1690 ; was a member of Assembly in 
1692; died 2nd May 1713, aged 68. He 
marr. Marianne Stevenson, who died aged 
66, leaving 100 to the poor of the parish. 
Their daugh. Margaret marr. 26th Dec. 
1699, Benjamin Haistie, gardener, St 
Ninians. [Sess. and Mauchline Sess. Regs. ; 
Edin, Reg. (Marr.); Tonibst. ; Reg. Gen. 
Ass. ; Old Dec., i. ; Scot. Presb. Eloq.] 

JOHN GILCHRIST, a native of Dum 
fries ; pres. by John Ker of Cavers 
Aug. 1713; ord. 3rd Feb. 1714; 
he dissented from the Act of Assembly 
15th May 1740, deposing the eight Seceders. 
He died 8th May 1746. His only daugh., 




Anne, marr. John Cranstoun, min. of An- 
crum. [7?<v/. (Jen. Ass., 1740.] 

GEORGE DICKSON, son of (Jeorge D. 
1748 and Catherine Hamilton, Whitelrill, 
Earlston ; called 27th May 1747 ; orcl. 
16th March 1748 ; his right to cut down trees 
on the glebe was questioned by the heritors, 
but he obtained a decision in his favour 
from Lord Ordinary Drummore, 30th July 
1754 ; he strenuously opposed the severing 
of Abbotrule from Bedrule in 1777 ; died 
30th June 1787. He marr. (1) 20th June 
1755, Agnes (died 18th Feb. 1760), daugh. 
of Robert Howison of Orchard, and had 
issue William, born 15th April 1756; 
Robert, born 6th March 1757, died 2nd 
May 1759 ; Margaret, born 10th June 1758 ; 
Catherine, born 2nd Feb. 1760 : (2) 17th 
May 1762, Anne Buckholm, who died 15th 
Dec. 1784, and had issue Agnes, born 
30th March 1763: John, born 24th July 
1764, died 28th March 1771; George, 
born 15th June 1766; Mary, born 14th 
Nov 1768; John, born 26th Aug. 1771; 
Anne, born 18th June 1775 ; Sir David 
James Hamilton, M.D., Inspector of 
Hospitals, born 20th Jan. 1780, died at 
Plymouth, 2nd Jan. 1850. [Tombst. 
"The Religious Experiences of Catherine 
Hamilton " (Trans. f la wick ArchcroL Soc , 

WILLIAM BROWN, was a teacher 
1788 successively in France, in a school 
near London, and in Geo. Watson s 
Hospital, Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 30th Jan. 1782 ; tutor in the 
family of Sir John Steuart of Allanbank ; 
pres. by Joseph Hume of Ninewells 19th 
July 1787; ord. 7th May 1788; died 23rd 
May 1836. He marr. 2nd June 1813, 
Janet (died 1st Aug. 1839), eldest daugh. 
of Archibald Henderson, Mackside, and 
had issue Janet, born 24th Feb. 1814; 
Alison Cockburn, born 29th Feb. 1816; 
Robert Rutherford, born 14th April 1818 ; 
Archibald Henderson, born 3rd July 1820. 
Publications The Pronouncing Testament 
(Edinburgh, 1796); Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xv.). [Trans, ffawick 
l. Soc., 1864.] 

ARCHIBALD CRAIG, born Colding- 

1832 ham, 178], son of an agricultural 

labourer (who as a boy was living on 

I a farm near the battlefield of Prestonpans 
the day the battle was fought in 1745); 

| educated at Univ. of Edinburgh : MA. 

: (7th Nov. 1810); licen. by Presb. of Chirn- 
side 29th Dec. 1812 ; pres. by David Hume 
of Ninewells, Baron of Exchequer, and 
ord. (assistant and successor) 23rd Nov. 
1832 ; died unmarr. 6th May 1876. Pub 
lications A Monody to the Memory of 
Joseph Ihime, Advocate (1819) ; Introduc 
tion to Greek Accentuation (Edinburgh, 
1832) ; The Argonautics of Apollonius 
Rhodius, translated, into English Verse, 
2627 lines (Preface by John Thomson, 
min. of St John s, Hawick : Kelso, 1876, 
posthumous) ; Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., iii.). He left in MS. "Notes 
critical and explanatory on the first three 
books of Apollonius " ; an Essay on the 
"Argonautics" ; and emendations for a 
proposed second edition of his work on 
Greek Accentuation. [Trans. Hawick 
Archceol. Soc., 1877 ; Hist. JJer. Hat. 
Chtb, xviii.] 

JOHN STEVENSON, born Eccles, 
1875 Berwic kshire, 26tn Aug. 1846, son 
of John 8., schoolmaster ; educated 
at Eccles School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
MA. (1865) ; licen. by Presb. of Duns in 1869; 
assistant to preceding ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 23rd July 1875 ; clerk of Presb. in 
1891. Marr. (1) 27th July 1881, Christina 
(died 18th June 1891), daugh. of Walter 
Laing, Denholmhill, and has issue Mar 
garet Scott, born 25th Sept. 1883 (marr. 
9th June 1915, Thomas William Brockie) ; 
Mary Farmer, born 15th Feb. 1886 (marr! 
John B. Forsyth); John, M.B., Ch.B., 
captain R.A.M.C., born 1st March 1889 : 
(2) 24th April 1894, Christina Govanlock, 
daugh. of John Turnbull, Priestrig, and 
Mary Scott. 


[Mention of the church of Cavers is made 
in the Inquisitio of David I. in 1116; it 

was then the property of the church of 





Glasgow. In 1358 William, first Earl of 
Douglas, granted to the monks of Melrose 
" the whole right of advowson of the 
Church of Great Cavers," with all its 
pertinents. A church erected in 1663 is 
still standing. A new church was Imilt in 
1822. Teviothead was disjoined from this 
parish in 1850.] 

1574 WILLIAM SLEWMAN, reader. 

PATRICK DUNBAR, reader, 1576 to 
1576 1578. 

1679 reader. 1579 to 1580. 

WILLIAM CLERK, M.A. ; min. in 1599 ; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
8th June 1601 ; trans, to Wilton that 
year. [Key. Assig.: Booke of the Kirk.] 

WALTER M GILL, M.A. (St Andrews 
1593) ; min. in 1606, having in charge 
also Kirk ton, to the parsonage and 
vicarage of which he was pres. by James VI. 
24th May that year ; pres. to the vicarage 
of Cavers by James VI. 8th May 1609. 
He was aged and infirm, and required 
an assistant 15th June 1642, but preached 
at the Presbyterial visitation of his parish 
30th July 1645. He died 10th March 1651, 
and was said to have reached his 107th 
year. He marr. Lilias Barton, who died 
July 1671, and had issue James, men 
tioned in 1642, died before 1651, when 
Walter M Gill, min. of Wigtown, was next 
of kin : Samuel, min. of Trailflat. [Prot. 
Bk., James Logan, ii., 68 ; Edin. Tests. ; 
Reg. Assifj. ; Reg. Sec. Sir/.] 

JAMES DOUGLAS, M.A. (St Andrews, 
11 th May 1637) ; adm. (assistant and 
successor) 30th June 1647 , still min. 
6th April 1658. 

JAMES GILLON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
15th July 1650); min. in 1658 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament llth 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662. He retired to Edinburgh, and 
lived privately, but having gone to Currie 
on account of his health, he was seized 
by a party of soldiers and taken to Edin 
burgh, 2nd Aug. 1668. Next day he was 



summoned before the Privy Council and 
dismissed, but the harsh treatment he had 
received occasioned his death, 5th Aug. 
1668, aged about 39. He was unmarr. 
[Edin. Tests. : Edin. Reg. (Bw\} : KirktoiVs 
and Wodrow s Hists."\ 

from Douglas; inst. 22nd June 1664 ; 


trans, to Newton 24th Sept. 1673. 

second son of Sir James S. of Carn- 
1674 busnethan ; M.A. (St Andrews, 28th 
July 1666) ; pres. by Robert, Archbishop of 
Glasgow, jure devoluto, 15th May, and ord. 
17th Sept. 1674; inst. 18th Aug. 1675. 
It is on record that when the Presb. went 
to Cavers that day " they found the church 
and churchyard doors fast shut, quhenvpon 
they sent the Presb. officer to Sir William 
Douglas his house to demand the keyes, 
bot he could get accesse neither to Sir 
William nor his lady, only mett with their 
daughter, whose answer was that no keyes 
was to be had there, so that the brethren 
were necessitat, without preaching and 
ordinar solemnities, to give Mr Thomas 
institution at the kirk-stile, likeas they did 
at the manse and gleib by delivering earth 
and stone according to usual custome. It 
was ordered that a letter should be written 
to Archbishop Burnet to acquent his Grace 
of this affront put on the Presb. in shutting 
up the church and churchyard doors, and 
when they came to execut his Grace s com 
mands that a number of women were con- 
veened in the churchyard with their laps 
full of stons, as a guard to keep us out of 
church and churchyard, and beside that 
some women rail d on us, calling us soul 
murderers and the divel s servants, which 
letter was drawn and subscribit to give to 
the Archbishop." S. was deprived by the 
Privy Council, 29th Aug. 1689, for neither 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates 
nor praying for William and Mary. He 
continued in residence till 1693, when he 
retired to Hawick, where he ministered 
to Episcopalians in his own lodgings till 
his death in the prime of life. He marr. 
- Burnside, and had a son, William, 
min. of Hawick, and two daughs., of whom 




Dorothea marr. 8th Dec. 1710, William 
Madden, one of the masters of the High 
School. Edinburgh. [J/.S . Lett, of Dr 
Somerville ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Peter- 
kin s Constitution of the Church ; Somer- 
ville s Life : Memor/e of the Somervilles, ii.] 

ROBERT BELL, M.A. ; ord. 14th Feb. 

1694 ; trans, to Crailing 30th Nov. 
1694 , 

HUGH KENNEDY, born 1698, in north 
of Ireland, of Scottish parents ; M.A. 
1723 (Glasgow, 9th March 1714) ; became 
chaplain in family of Archibald Douglas of 
Cavers ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 5th 
Oct. 1720; ord. to Torthorwald 7th Sept. 
1721 ; pres. by Arch. Douglas of Cavers 
in 1722; adm. 13th Nov. 1723; trans, to 
Rotterdam 25th May 1737 ; D.D. (Marischal 
College and Univ., Aberdeen, 1762); died 
3rd Nov. 1764. The Consistory of Rotter 
dam recorded this : "As a theologian Dr K. 
stood high and was frequently consulted by 
his brethren in the ministry, both Dutch as 
well as English, and by private Christians ; 
all of whom gave great deference to his 
opinions." He marr. 16th March 1722, 
Margaret (died in 1746), second sister of 
Walter Scott of Crumhaugh, and had issue 
William, M.A., Professor of Greek in 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, died 14th 
Nov. 1782 ; Walter, planter in Surinam, 
died in London 1777 ; Anne (marr. Alex. 
Livingston, Provost of Aberdeen, and 
merchant in Rotterdam) ; Rachel (marr. 
5th Jan. 1722, William Fraser of Fraser- 
field) ; Beatrix (marr. Captain Bradshaw) ; 
and a son who died young. Publications 
Sermon at opening of the Synod (Edinburgh, 
1732); Discourse concerning the Nature, 
Author, Means, and Manner of Conversion- 
(1743) ; Sermons in the Dutch Language 
(which have not appeared in English ; Rot 
terdam, 1748) ; A Short Account of the Rise 
and Progress of a remarkable Work of Grace 
in the United Netherlands (London, 1752) ; 
Essay in Dutch prefixed to the Translation 
of Boston s Covenant of Grace (Leyden, 
1741) ; Preface to Halyburton s Great Con 
cern of Salvation. [Steven s Scott. Ch., 
Rotterd., 196; Douglas s Peer., ii., 474; 
Carlyle s Autob.] 

CHARLES DOUGLAS, licen. by Presb. 

1738 f Jed kurgh lst ^ Iarch 1738 > P res> 

by Arch. Douglas of Cavers 1st May, 
and ord. 16th Aug. 1738; died 1st Dec. 
1745. He marr. Isobel (died at Dalkeith, 
Jan. 1748), daugh. of Walter Douglas, min. 
of Linton, and had issue Andrew, born 
10th Nov. 1735 ; Walter born 14th June 
1737; Archibald, born 4th May 1739; Isa 
bella, born 21st Sept. 1740 (marr. Jan. 
1759, James Newbigging, writer, Edin 
burgh); William, born 3rd March 1742; 
Charles, born 5th Aug. lite [Forfeited 
Est. Papers, Grade. >i Ext.] 

THOMAS SCOTT, M.A. ; pres. by 
William Douglas of Cavers April 
1746; ord. 17th April 1747; trans. 

to Second Charge, South Leith, 12th Nov. 


THOMAS ELLIOT, licen. by Presb. of 
Jedburgh 3rd Aug. 1757; ord. to 
Kirkton 12th May 1758; pres. by 
Arch. Douglas of Cavers 2nd June, trans, 
and adm. 23rd Nov. 1763 ; died 15th Feb. 
1808, in his 77th year. He possessed con 
siderable attainments as a mathematician 
and astronomer. Thomas Chalmers, D.D., 
began his ministerial life as E. s assistant 
1799-1800. He marr. 4th June 1760, Anne 
(died 17th Feb. 1761), daugh. of William 
Elliot of Bewlie, and Isobel Scott of 
Sin ton, and had issue William, born 
15th Feb. 1761. Publications Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s St-at. Ace., xvii.) ; 
"New and Improved Method of Taking 
Observations at Sea" (Trans. Roy. Soc., 
Edinburgh). [Hanna s Life of Chalmers ; 
Somerville ; s Life.] 

JAMES STRACHAN, born 28th Feb. 
1783, son of William S., min. of 
Coulter ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Biggar 27th 
Aug. 1805 ; assistant to preceding min. ; 
pres. by George Douglas of Cavers 2nd 
Jan., and ord. 28th April 1809 ; died 22nd 
June 1840. He marr. 24th Aug. 1819, 
Jean (died 13th March 1891, aged 93), 
daugh. of David Brown, min. of Crailing, 
and had issue William, H.M. Stationery 
Office, London, born 22nd June 1820, died 




30th Sept. 1897 ; Janet Dawson, born 12th 
Sept. 1821 ; David, born 23rd April 1823 ; 
a daugh., horn 19th, died 22nd May 1825; 
James, an officer in the army, born 5th 
Sept. 1831 ; Elizabeth Howison, born 27th 
Dec. 1833: Robert, born 20th Dec. 1835. 
[Stevenson s Fun. Serm.] 

AVILLTAM GRANT, born Jedburgh, 
14th May 1811, son of Lewis Grant 
of the family of Auchernack, and 
Isabella Veitch of Inchbonny ; educated 
at George Watson s Hospital, Edinburgh, 
and Edinburgh Univ. ; schoolmaster at 
Minto ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh ; ord. 
assistant 13th May 1840: died 26th Sept. 
1853. He marr. 25th Aug. 1840, Jane 
(died 15th Jan. 1880), daugh. of James 
Dickson of Mauricewood, and had issue 
Isabella, born 4th Aug. 1841 (marr. llth 
June 1879, William Robertson, D.D., min. 
of Coltness), died 17th Aug. 1904; Lewis, 
born 19th, died 30th Dec. 1842; Lewis, 
engineer, Kirkcaldy, born 24th July 1844, 
died 10th Jan. 1916 ; Jane Dickson, born 
13th April 1846 (marr. 31st July 1866, 
Robert Michael Ballantyne, author of The 
Youn-fj Fur 7 raders, The Cornl Island, 
and many other tales for boys): James, 
M.E., C.M., born 21st Dec. 1847, died in 
Tasmania, 13th Jan. 1872 ; William, timber 
merchant, and Master of the Merchant 
Company of Edinburgh, 1905-7. born 16th 
Dec. 1849, died 5th Aug. 1911. 

Liverpool, 5th Feb. 1831, only son 
1854 of Alexander M., mariner, Greenock ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 12th 
May 1854 ; died 18th April 1866. He marr. 
2nd Aug. 1859, Jane Carfin (died 22nd Jan. 
1893), daugh. of William Elliot, Hawick. 
She marr. (2) 1st Aug. 1868, David Duncan, 

Aug. 1828, son of John D., wood- 
forester, Mintlaw, and Ann Ross ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; sometime 
teacher in the Royal Caledonian School, 
London ; assistant at Melrose and at 
Bedrule ; ord. 14th Nov. 1866 ; died un- 
marr. 9th April 1876. 

1876 WATSON, born Methven, 4th Sept. 
1843, son of George Bruce W., 
formerly min. of the United Associate 
Synod at Methven, afterwards min. of the 
Church of Scotland, and chaplain to the 
Forces at Chatham, and Jane Scoular ; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1874), B.D. (1874); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 1874 ; ord. 
to Logic (Dundee) 19th March 1874 ; trans, 
and adm. 30th Nov. 1876. Marr. 27th Aug. 
1879, Elizabeth, daugh. of John Whitson 
Fleming, and has issue Dorothea Margaret 
Fleming, born 30th May 1883 ; Mabel Jane, 
born 13th May 1886 (marr. 18th Oct. 1916, 
John James Scott Thomson, M.A.). 


[Crailing belonged to the Abbey of Jed 
burgh. Within the parish were two hos 
pitals, Crailing Spital at Monteviot in the 
south, and Spital Rule in the extreme 

GEORGE JOHNSTON, trans, from 
Ancrum and adm. in 1586, when 
Nisbet and Ancrum also were in 

the charge. He returned to Ancrum 

after 28th May 1588. [Reg. Assig. ; 

E.fcheq. Buik : Bnoke of tJic Kirk ; Calder- 

wood s Hist.] 

ADAM DOUGLAS, son of William D. ; 

M.A. (St Andrews 1582); min. in 

1588, when Eckford also was under 

his care ; pres. to Yetholin by James VI. 

before 15th May 1594, but continued here 

and died probably unmarr., Dec. 1604, aged 

about 43. His heirs were his four sisters 

Janet ; Margaret ; Isobel ; Helen. [0. R. 

Inhib., viii., 12 ; Edin. Test*. ; Reg. Azsiy. ; 

Kef/. Pres. (Cavt.).~\ 

ably adm. in 1605; trans, to Pen- 
caitland 15th Dec. 1641. 

THOMAS WILKIE, born about 1592, 

son of Thomas W., min. of Lillies- 

leaf ; M.A. (St Andrews 1614); pres. 

by James VI. 30th Jan., and adm. before 




28th Sept, 1621. He was a member of 
Assembly, 1638, 1644, 1646, 1648, and was 
appointed to attend the Earl of Lothian s 
Regiment in 1645. He died between 14th 
Oct. 1657 and 6th April 1658. He marr. 
a lady who .survived him, and had issue 
John, served heir 3rd July 1666, and 
15th Dec. 1674 ;. William, apprentice to 
William Bruce, skinner, 12th Oct. 1664. 
--[Test. Reg. (Gfasi/. ) : Rey. Sec. Sig. ; Inq. 
Ret. Edin., 1215 et den., 5006 ; Morrison s 
Diet., xvii. ; Baillie s Letters : Acts of Ass.] 

JOHN DOUGLAS, brother of George 
D. of Bonjedward ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh 1635) ; had a testimonial from 
Fresb. of Jedburgh 22nd Aug. 1638; ord. 
to Yetholm 23rd April 1639 : called in 
Feb., and adm. after 2nd April 1661 ; he 
conformed to Episcopacy, and died in 
1671, aged about 56. [Kelso Fresh. Re<j. : 
Wodrow s Hist. : Reg. Sec. Sig.~\ 

16?2 burgh, 27th July 1663); licen. by 
George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 22nd 
June 1666 ; ord. to Edinburgh Castle 22nd 
Oct. 1668 ; pres. by Charles II. 15th Aug., 
and inst. 18th Sept. 1672 ; died between 
23rd April and 14th Aug. 1683, aged about 
40. He marr. April 1673, Elizabeth Crans- 
toun, probably of the Crailing family, and 
had issue William, served heir 26th March 
1695. [Reg. Sec. Si</. : Peebles, Tests. : Inq. 
Ret, Gen,, 7572.] 

CHARLES ROSS, probably of the family 
of Ross of Insch (as he was witness 
to the baptism of a child of Alex 
ander R., Professor of Divinity in the 
Univ. of Glasgow, along with Arthur, the 
Archbishop, 4th Dec. 1683) ; studied at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1675-9 ; pres. 
by Charles II. in March, and inst. 16th 
April 1684 ; deprived by the Privy Council 
Oct. 1689, for neither reading the Pro 
clamation issued by the Estates nor pray 
ing for William and Mary, and for not 
observing the Fast. He died 6th Aug. 
1711, in his 51st year.- [Glasgow Rey. 
(Bapt.); Edin. Reg. (Bur.); MS. Ace. of 
Min., 1689; Peterkin s Constitution of the 
Ch nrch .] 


JOHN CRANSTOUN, M.A. ; ord. 1st 
Jan. 1692 ; trans, to Ancrum 2nd 

March 1704. 

17Q8 13th May, and adm. 10th June 1708 ; 
trans, to Tolbooth Parish, Edinburgh, 
22nd Jan. 1721. 

ROBERT BELL, born 1670, son of John 
? . B., min. of Smailholm ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 7th May 1689); licen. by 
Presb. of Earlston 12th Oct. 1693; ord. 
14th Feb. 1694 to Cavers ; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 1st Sept. ; trans, and 
adm. 30th Nov. 1721 ; one of His Majesty s 
Chaplains in Ordinary for Scotland 20th 
Dec. 1734, but deprived by a political 
change in 1744. He died FATHER OP THE 
CHURCH, 9th May 1755. He marr. Anne 
Kennedy, and had issue John, min. of 
Gordon. [Steven s Scott, Ck., Rotterd., 173.] 


ROBERT DEANS, son of Alexander D., 
m * n- ^ Birse } li cen - by Presb. of 
Irvine llth Sept. 1750; pres. by 
George II. 23rd Oct. 1755 ; ord. 18th March 
1756 ; died 13th Dec. 1788. He marr. 15th 
April 1765, Elizabeth (died 23rd Nov. 1801, 
aged 84), daugh. of Archibald Smith, Glas 
gow. [Tomhst,] 

DAVID BROWN, born 1st June 1757, 
son of David B., Auchtertool ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 15th June 
1785 ; pres. by George III. 6th April, and 
ord. 24th Sept. 1789; died llth Oct. 1828. 
He marr. 3rd Feb. 1795, Janet (died Edin 
burgh, 4th June 1846, aged 78), daugh. of 
William Dawson of Graden, an eminent 
agriculturist, and had issue Christian, 
born 8th May 1796 ; Jean, born 29th 
Nov. 1797 (marr. James Strachan, min. of 
Cavers) ; David, W.S., born 8th May 1799 ; 
Janet, born 7th July 1801 ; William Daw- 
son, licentiate of the Church of Scotland, 
born 19th Oct. 1802, died at Montreal, 1st 
Sept, 1875 ; Elizabeth, born 23rd Dec. 1803 
(marr. Robert Strachan, London) ; Mar 
garet, born 30th Nov. 1805, died 7th May 
1807 ; Mary, born 17th March 1807 ; 
Peter, printer, Edinburgh, born 15th Sept. 
1808; John, born 8th Oct. 1810. Publica- 



tion Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., ii.). [Auchtertool Sess. Rey.~\ 

ANDREW MILROY of Forthsidc, 
Stirling, born Edinburgh, 25th July 
1801, son of David M. ; educated at 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 26th Aug. 
1824; ord. 30th July 1829. Joined the 
Free Church ; min. of Crailing Free Church 
in 1843 ; trans, to Tron Free Church, Edin 
burgh, llth April 1844 ; died 3rd May 1873. 
He marr. 3rd Nov. 1829, Margaret (died 
2nd Jan. 1877), daugh. of James Bryce of 
Wcodhall, and had issue David, M.D., 
surgeon, 30th Regiment, served in the 
Crimea, 1854, born 16th Dec. 1831, died at 
Bermuda, 3rd Sept. 1 864 ; Catherine Young, 
born 19th Oct. 1833 (marr. Aug. 1867, 
John Fleming, min. of Tron Free Church, 
Edinburgh), died 4th July 1911: Janet 
Wallace, born 18th Feb. 1837 (marr. 8th 
Dec. 1863, William Richard Curie, C.E., 
Delhi, India), died Jan. 1892 ;. Andrew 
Wallace of Forthside, M.A. (Oxon. 1869), 
Professor of Latin, Queen s College, London 
(1870-7), Reader of the Rolls Chapel 
(1874-9), Professor of Church History, 
Queen s College, London (1887-98), vicar of 
Carisbrooke, I.W., born 29th Aug. 1841, died 
at Marseilles, 3rd March 1902. Publication 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., 
iii.). [Memorials of a Quiet Ministry: being 
the Life and Letters of Andreiv Milroi/, by 
his son, A. W. Milroy (London, 1876.)] 

ADAM CUNNINGHAM, born 1806, 

son of Charles C., and great-grandson 

of Alexander C., min. of Ettrick ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 

Presb. of Selkirk 28th June 1831 ; ord. to 

Eskdalemuir 12th May 1836; trans, and 

adm. 28th Sept. 1843; died unmarr. llth 

Sept. 1887. 

TON, born Aberdeen, 7th Dec. 1858, 
son of James M. and Isabella Moir ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(1884) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 1887 ; 
assistant at Dalbeattie ; ord. 22nd March 
1888; chaplain to the British Forces i in 
Crete, 1907-8. 


[Previous to the Reformation the church 
belonged to the Abbey of Jedburgh. The 
parish was united to Crailing, 9th July 1606. 
A petition of the parishioners to Parlia 
ment, 28th June 1633, that the church of 
the united parishes might be removed to 
Nisbet, was remitted to the Lords Com 
missioners of Teinds " to determine thairin 
as they think fitt and expedient."] 

JOHN KER, reader here and at Crailing 
1574 in 1574, 

HENRY LIVINGSTON, reader, 1576 
1576 to 1578. 

1579 reader. 1579 to 1580. 


JOHN JOHNSTON, M.A. ; min. in 
1593. In 1594 Wilton also was under 
his care, but was removed from his 
charge in 1595, when Abbotrule and Bed- 
rule were added instead, which arrangement 
remained till 1599 ; trans, to Langnewton 
before 6th Jan. 1607. [Key. Assicj.~\ 


HECTOR RAE, M.A. ; adm. 8th Sept. 
1608 ; trans, to Hownam 30th Aug. 



[This parish belonged to the Abbey of 
Jedburgh. At Caverton, in the parish, was 
a chapel founded by Walter Ker of Cess- 
ford, and confirmed by a charter of James 
IV. in 1500.] 

Eckford in 1556 ; archdeacon of 
Teviotdale in 1567 : died in 1571. 
[Knox, Hist., i., 373.] 


1572 JOHN CLERK, reader, 1572 to 1591. 

ANDREW CLAYHILLS, trans, from 

Jedburgh; pres. to the vicarage by 

James VI. previous to 30th April 

1593 ; trans, to Monilieth 16th June 1598. 




1600 * rom Langnewton ; pres. to the 

vicarage by James VI. 8th Feb. 

1600; trans, to Lindean [Galashiels] before 

13th March 1605. 

JOHN BOYLE, M.A. (Eclin., 28th July 

1596) Though afflicted with blind- 
1608 ,. 

ness, he was nom. for a proposed 

Second Charge at Jedburgh in 1601 ; adin. 
liere 5th May 1608 ; preached for the last 
time in this charge 13th Sept. 160!) : dep. 
for immoral conduct llth Jan. 1010. 
[Calderwood s /fist., vi., 24, 712.] 

Thomas A. of Glencorse, and Jean 
Straiten, was brother of John A., min. 
of Jedburgh: M.A. (Edinburgh, 28th July 
1596) ; Keen, by Fresh, of Edinburgh 31st 
Dec. 1600 ; adm. to Durisdeer before 20th 
May 1601 : trans, to Hawick that year ; 
trans, and adm. 22nd Feb. 1010. He was 
summoned before the Court of High Com 
mission, 10th Jan. and 28th June 1622, for 
not complying with the ordinances of the 
Assembly in 1618. Through the inter 
cession of his brother, who had become 
Bishop of Caithness, the case was delayed 
till 9th July following, when it was passed 
over. He died after 28th Oct. 1640, aged 
about 64. He niarr. 12th Oct. 1603, 
Beatrix Criche ; Daniel A., his nephew, 
was served heir 9th June lG4:l.--[Edin. 
Rey. (Marr.) ; Re<j. Assiy. ; Calderwood s 
Ih xf., vii., 549 : Imj. Pet. Gen., 2576.] 

ROBERT MARTIN, M.A. (St Andrews, 


23rd Sept. 1617 ; trans, to Ettrick 

5th May 1618; pres. by Charles I. 2nd 
Jan., trans, and adm. 23rd June 1641. He 
refused to conform to Episcopacy, and died 
12th Aug. 1665, aged about 73. He marr. 
(cont. 22nd May 1624) Marion, daugh. of 
Walter Scott of Gamescleugh, and had 
issue Rachel (marr. Alexander Faterson). 
[Rey. of Deeds, ccclxxiii., 55 ; / . R. <S a,v., 
I ccbles . Rey. .Str. Siy. ; To 


WILLIAM TURNBULL, son of William 
T., min. of Makerstoun ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 30th July 1646) ; passed trials 
before the Presb. of Jedburgh, and had a 

testimonial 4th July 1665 for license ; 
pres. by Charles II. 9th Nov., coll. in Dec. 
1665 : inst. 10th Jan. 1666 ; probably died 
between 3rd Jan. and 4th April 1677, aged 
about 50. He marr. (name unknown), and 
had issue John, M.A. [G . R. Hominy*, 
18th July 1670 ; Min. -book Key, I / iri/ 

burgh, 30th June 1658): chaplain 
to John Mow of Mow; licen. by 
Fresb. of Kelso 26th June 1660; adm. to 
Borgue in 1664 ; trans, to Tarbolton in 1666; 
pres. by Charles II. 18th Dec. 1677 ; trans, 
and coll. in April, and inst. 8th May 1678 ; 
deprived by the Privy Council, 4th Sept. 
1689, for neither reading the Proclamation 
of the Estates nor praying for William and 
Mary, but for the restoration of James 
VII. He died 8th April 1696, aged about 
58, and was buried the following day in 
Greyfriars. Edinburgh. [Min.-book Rey. 
Prii tj Seal, Edin. AV;/. (lhn\) ; MS. Ace. 
of Min., 1689; Peterkin s Constitution of 
I In- C/itor/t.] 

JAMES NOBLE, M.A, (Edinburgh, :>th 

Aug. 1679; ord. in 1688 as min. of a 

Presbyterian congregation at Bran- 

ton ; adm. to Yetholm before 16th Oct. 1690; 

called in Nov. 1693 ; trans, and adm. 4th 

April 1694 ; died 17th Aug. 1739, in his 

| 83rd year. He marr. 1694, Grace Hutton, 

who died 12th Sept. 1772, aged 70, and had 

issue Agnes (marr. her father s successor) ; 

William ; Gabriel ; Edward ; James ; Grace. 

[J\eho Presb. and Yf-tholm tiess. Rey. ; 


JOHN JOHNSTON, schoolmaster at 
Eyemouth : licen. by Presb. of 
Chirnside 29th Sept. 1719; called 
23rd Sept. 1730 : ord. (assistant and 
successor) 25th Feb. 1731 : he dissented 
from the Act deposing the eight Seceders, 
15th May 1740; died 21st Oct. 1754, in his 
64th year. He marr. 13th July 1731, Agnes 
Noble, daugh. of his predecessor : she died 
llth Sept. 1757, aged 62, leaving issue- 
Jean, born 29th Oct. 1735 ; James. [Kelso 
Rec., 7th Oct. 1718 ; Tombst. ; Rey. Gen. 
Ass., 1740; Morren s Ann.] 





WILLIAM PATON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
18th March 1742) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dalkeith 30th April 1745 ; pres. 
by George II. 17th Feb., and ord. 27th 
Aug. 1755 ; died 6th May 1807, in his 87th 
year. He rnarr. llth April 1759, Sarah 
(died 19th Jan. 1819, aged 89), daugh. of 
James Nasrnyth, min. of Dalmeny, and 
had issue an only daugh., Marion, born 
27th Jan. 1760, died 3rd Dec. 1820. Publi 
cation Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. /Ice., viii.). [Dalmeny * R<-<j. ; 

JAMES YOUNG, born 1774, son of 
Peter Y., Bedrule ; licen. by Presb. 
807 of Jedburgh 7th April 1802 ; pres. by 
(leorge III. 5th June, and ord. 24th Sept. 
1807 ; died 9th March 1822. He marr. 21st 
July 1809, Marion (died at Edinburgh, 7th 
Aug. 1857, aged 75), eldest daugh. of James 
Hume, schoolmaster of Lasswade, and had 
issue Margaret Simpson, born 19th Oct. 
1811; Euphemia, born 15th Jan. 1813; 
Peter, colonial surgeon, Hong-Kong, born 
23rd March 1814 ; Marion, born 23rd Sept. 
1815 (marr. James Hope, min. of Rox 
burgh) ; Beatrix Laiirg, born 3rd March 
1818 ; James Hume, M.D., first medical 
missionary of the Presbyterian Church of 
England, at Amoy, China, born llth Oct. 
1819, died at Musselburgh, llth Feb. 1855 ; 
Janet, born 28th Feb. 1821. [Tomh*t.~\ 

GEORGE GRAY, pres. by George IV., 
and ord. 19th Sept. 1822 ; trans, to 
Maybole 18th Sept. 1828. 

JOSEPH YAIR, born 2nd Sept. 1798, 
eldest son of David Y., writer, 
Glasgow, and Janet Patterson ; edu 
cated at Grammar School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1820) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 25th June 1824 ; pres. by George 
IV., and ord. 7th May 1829; died 25th 
April 1892. He marr. 12th Dec. 1836, 
Helen Blair (born llth July 1819, died 
27th Jan. 1889), daugh. of Archibald 
M Dougall, Cessford, and had issue 
Christian Archibald M Dougall, born 16th 
July 1838 (marr. William Lamb, min. of 
Ednam) ; David William, min. of Firth, 
born 28th Aug. 1840; Janet Elizabeth 

Colquhoun, born 27th July 1842, died 
24th May 1856 ; Archibald M Dougall, 
custom - house officer, New York, born 
30th Dec. 1843, died 6th July 1909 ; 
Helen Blair M Dougall, born 2nd March 
1846 (marr. Patrick, eldest son of James 
Chrystal, D.D., LL.D., min. of Auchin- 
leck) ; Elizabeth Colquhoun, born 25th 
Jan. 1848, died unmarr. 18th Feb. 1890; 
Joseph, accountant, Canada, born 20th 
Jan. 1850 ; Agnes Archibald M Dougall, 
bora 27th Dec. 1851 : John Macltae, M.D., 
born 9th Dec. 1854, died 31st May 1903. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Xen< 
M>if. Ace., iii.). 

1892 Glassmount, Kinghorn, 7th Sept. 
1862, son of John G. and Barbara 
\V:uldell ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1882), B.D. (1885); licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 1890 ; assistant at 
St M ungo s, Glasgow ; ord. 28th Sept. 1892 ; 
died unmarr. 14th Nov. 1896. 

18g7 5th Oct. 1867, son of Alexander 
M., D.D., min. of Houston, Ren 
frewshire ; educated at Houston School 
and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley 1890 ; assistant at St Mary s 
Parish, Edinburgh; ord. 29th April 1897. 
Marr. 2nd Sept. 1897, Isabella Blyth, 
daugh. of Thomas Dall, C.A., Edinburgh, 
and has issue Aileen Mona Dall, born 
9th Oct. 1898 ; Anne Catherine Louise, 
born 29th Nov. 1903. 


[A church was built at Edgerston in 1838. 
The parish was disjoined from Jedburgh, 
Southdean, and Oxnam in July 1855.] 

JOHN FERGUSSON, born Wallace- 
1855 town, Dumfries, 1824, son of David 
F. and Mary Kerr; educated at 
Hutton Hall Academy, and Univs. of 
Edinburgh and St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh ; assistant at Green- 
side Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. first min. of 
this parish 13th Sept. 1855 ; clerk of 




Prcsb., 1863-91 ; died 10th Dec. 1891. He 
marr. 29th Aug. 1871, Margaret, daugh. of 
Isaac Richardson, and widow of Joseph 
Spence Smith, and had issue David, M.A., 
B.L., solicitor, Dumfries, born 12th Sept. 
187-2 ; Margaret Isabella lUchardson, born 
23rd Feb. 1877 ; Maud Mary, born 12th 
Oct. 1879 (inarr. 20th June 1906, Xonnan 
Porteous, C.E., lieut. E.E.). 

THOMAS CORDON, born 30th Nov. 
1841, son of John C. of Thrcave 
Mains, min. of Twynholm ; edu 
cated at Kirkcudbright Academy and 
Univ. of Glasgow: M.A. (1864), B.D. 
(1879) : licen. by Presb. of Kirkcudbright 
Aug. I860; assistant at Bothwell, Scone, 
Twynholm, Balmaghie, Fenwick, 1866-77 ; 
at Saughtree Mission, Castleton, Edgerston, 
Kirkcolm, Paisley (Middle Parish), 1877-90 : 
ord. to Demerara 22nd March 1888: adm. 
to this charge 31st March 1892. Marr. 
3rd Dec. 1895, Adelaide, daugh. of James 
Dobie, surgeon-dentist, Paisley. Publica 
tions The Scottish Reformation Movement 
in the Sixteenth Century (Edinburgh, 1883) ; 
Ci-erd. (oaf. Civilisation their Alliance in 
(he Experience of Ifistori/ (London, 1905). 


[There was a church here in 1183, when 
" Henry the parson " was witness to a 
charter of land in the territory of Hawick, 
The names of parson, chaplain, and vicar 
of the kirk of Hawick occur in documents 
of the twelfth century. The church was 
dedicated to St Mary, by Adam, Bishop 
of Caithness, 29th May 1214. In 1844 a 
new church for the parish was erected at 
the expense of Walter Francis, Duke of 
Buccleuch, the old building becoming the 
church of the quoad sacra, parish of St 
Mary erected in 1866.] 

HENRY SCOTT, reader in 1574. [e</. 
1574 Assiy.] 

1574. when Cavers, Hassendean, 


Kirkton, and Wilton were in the 
charge. He was still min. in 1591. [-Key. 

Assig. ; ttookc of the Kirl- ; Wodrow s 

"parson of Hawick," 1563: died at 
Edinburgh, 21st May l583.[Compt 

of Sub-Collector of Thirds, Jut. Keg. : Edin. 


WILLIAM FOWLER, born c. 1560, son 
of Wm. F., merchant burgess of 
Edinburgh : attended St Leonard s 
College, St Andrews, 1573-4 and 1578; 
M.A. : studied law at Paris in 1580, where 
he suti ered persecution from his Roman 
Catholic countrymen. A similar fate befell 
him at Rome. On his return to Scotland he 
published An Ansicer to the Calumnious 
Letter and Erroneous Propositimtns of an 
A/toxtaf named M. Jo. Hammiltonn (Edin 
burgh : Robert Lekprewick, 1581), dedicated 
to Francis, Earl of Bothwell. During part 
of 1583 and 1584 he was in London, where 
he acted as a spy on Esme, Duke of Lennox, 
and the French faction. To James VI. s 
Essaycs, of a Prentise (1584) he contributed 
a commendatory sonnet. In 1585, as 
" Minister of O :: ( ;; O " apparently = blank), 
he was paid two-thirds of the parsonage of 
i Hawick. the above William Auchmoutie 
\ drawing the other third. In June 1586, 
Fowler, described as "of Hawik," is men 
tioned as being in the train of the Earl of 
Bothwell, who is known to have presented 
him to that rectory and vicarage. " William 
Fowler, persoun of Hawik," accompanied the 
ambassador, Sir Peter Young, to Denmark 
in May 1589, and took part in the negotia 
tions which led to the marriage of James 
VI. and Princess Anne. He was appointed 
Master of Requests and Secretary-Depute to 
the Queen in Nov. 1589, and eventually her 
secretary. In Feb. 1594 he received from the 
Crown a grant of its third of the parsonage 
of Hawick. He accompanied Queen Anne 
to England in 1603, and died in May 1612. 
His eldest son, Ludovic, was "Portioner of 
liestalrig." Publications Fowler was a 
somewhat prolific writer, but little appeared 
in print during his lifetime. Two MSS., 
containing his The Tarantula of Love and 
a verse translation of Petrarch s Trionfi, 
were presented by his nephew, William 




Drummond of Hawthornden, to the Uni 
versity of Edinburgli in 1627. The Haw 
thornden MSS. in the Museum of Xational 
Antiquities, Edinburgh, include, among 
various pieces of his in prose and verse, 
an almost complete translation of Machia- 
vellrs Prince. Fowlers work illustrates 
the literary influences, more particularly 
Italian, which prevailed at the court of 
James VI. [Edin. Unir. Lain;/ J/,s> ,, 494 ; 
David Laing in ArcJtwolorjia Scotica, iv., 
70 ; T. Graves Law, Catholic Tractates, pp. 
xlii.-iv. (Scot. Text Soc.) ; I fist. MSS. Com. 
Rpts., /faf field MSS., xii., 450 ; Cal. Scot. 
Paper*, vi,, passim ; Cal. Scot. Papers, viii., 
4:>2 ; / . C. Reg., 2nd ser., iv., 520; Edin. 
Burgh R<-< o,\lx, iv., 543-4 ; Reg. Sec. Sit/., 
Ixvi., f. 78; ibid., Ixvii., f. 59; Fowler s 
Works, ed. Henry \V. Meikle, D.Litt. (Scot, 
Text Soc., 1914); A. F. Westcott s JTei 
Poems of James I. of England; Irving s 
Hist, of Scot. Poetnj : Masson s Drummond 
of Hawthornden ; E. T. Bradley s Arabella 

1601 ^ rom Durisdeer, and adm. 1001 ; 
trans, to Eckford 22nd Feb. 1610. 

ADAM SCOTT, son of Walter S., mer- 
1612 chant burgess of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 25th July 1607); min. 
of Minto in 1608; pres. by Walter, Lord 
Scott of Buccleuch 27th Aug. 1612 ; trans, 
and adm. soon after ; still min. 7th Dec. 
1623 ; died before 20th April 1625. [Prof. 
Bk. of John Hay, viii., 166 : Edin. Re<j. 
(Bapt.) ; Reg. Assiy.] 

11 B E 11 T C U N N I X ( i H A M E, M.A. 
1625 (Glasgow 1608); on the recommenda 
tion of the Principal and regents of 
Edinburgh Univ. he was licen. by Presb. 
of Haddington, 8th Sept. 1617; pres. by 
Walter, Earl of Buccleuch, and adm. here 
20th April 1625. He was a member of 
Assembly in 1638, and of the Commission 
in 1647; died after 8th Oct. 1656. His 
signature is attached to the copy of the 
National Covenant preserved at Cavers. 
He marr. Margaret Shaw, and had issue 
Patrick, min. of Kirkton ; Thomas ; 
James; Alexander; Francis, apprenticed 

to John Rankine, merchant, Edinburgh, 
25th Feb. 1663 ; Catherine ; Anna. [Had- 
dinyton Presb. Re<j. ; P. C. Raj., 2nd ser., 

iv., 520.] 

JOHN SCOTT, M.A. (Edinburgh, 15th 
July 1650); tutor in the family of 
Gilbert Eliott of Stobs ; called 8th 
Feb. and adm. 29th July 1657 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament llth June, and Deereet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. He frequently 
officiated at conventicles, and was instru 
mental in the escape to London, in 1681, 
of Archibald, Earl of Argyll, who was 
afterwards beheaded. " When the Earl 
mounted a horse prepared for him, the 
min. of Hawick advised him to ride on 
without ever slackening bridle till he 
should arrive at Torwoodlee, and gave him 
a verbal token by which he would be 
received/ He survived the Revolution, but 
did not return to his parish. He marr. (!) 
28th Sept. 1658, Marion (died July 1661, 
aged 19), daugh. of John Livingston, min. 
of Aucrum : (2) Elizabeth Anderson, who 
was buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 26th 
March 1698. [Edin.. Tests. ; Edin. Reg. 
(Bur.); Wodrow s /list., i., 326; Living 
ston s Life; Inq. Ret. (Jen., 7970; The 
Covenanters of Teviotdale, 47.] 

1663 ^ U1 S^ I 64 ") } schoolmaster of Lesma- 
hagow 1653 : adm. (assistant) at 
Roberton before 1st June 1655 ; trans. 
1656 to Bathgate ; pres. in June, and inst. 
before 2nd Aug. 1663 ; died between 20th 
March and 10th May 1667, aged about 40. 
He marr. llth Sept. 1666, Margaret Cun 
ningham, who survived him, and marr. (2) 
(pro. 24th Nov. 1670) Robert Richardson, 
writer, Edinburgh. [(/. R. Inhib., 28th 
May 1675 ; Edin. Marr. Re</. \ 

JOHN LANGLANDS, born 1633, said 
1667 to be son of John L., miri. of Wilton ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 31st July 1662); 
licen. by George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 3rd 
Oct. 1666; pres. in July, and inst. 23rd 
Oct. 1667; deprived by the Privy Council, 
4th Sept. 1689, for neither reading the Pro 
clamation of the Estates nor praying for 
William and Mary. He removed to Aln- 





wick, where lie died 24th May 1707. He 
marr. Margaret Kutherfurd, and had issue 
Robert; John; Margaret; Alison; Mar 
garet. [Rey. Collat. ; Edin. Reg. (Bur.} ; 
MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Peterkin s Con 
stitution of the Church ; Paper by Sir J. 
A. H. Murray, LL.D., in Trans. Hawick 
Archaol. Soc., 1863]. 

ALEXANDER OllllOCK, born 1652, son 
of Alexander O. of Orrock, Fife, by 
his wife, Elizabeth, sister of Sir John 
Wemyss of Bogie. On 15th Feb. 1665 he 
entered St Salvator s College, St Andrews, 
where he graduated M.A. 25th July 1668. 
We do not know how or where he spent the 
next nineteen years, but in 1687 he was 
licen. by the Presb. of St Andrews. From 
the first, Orrock was a determined opponent 
of Episcopacy, conspicuously identifying 
himself with the views and conduct of 
Alexander Hamilton of Kinkel, St Andrews. 
Both men were more than once arrested 
and lodged in the Edinburgh Tolbooth, and 
Orrock was inhibited from preaching. On 
being liberated, he persisted in preach 
ing at Dundee and St Andrews, but was 
seized by order of Archbishop Ross : a 
strong attempt at rescue was made, Orrock ! s 
friend Hamilton "beating off some who 
laid violent hands" on him. After the 
Revolution he was called to the Second 
Charge of St Andrews, but the Synod, 7th 
April 1691, refused to settle him there. 
On 23rd Sept. of the same year he was 
admitted to this charge. He was a member 
of Assembly in 1692. He declined calls to 
Peebles, Muthill, and Kelso. In 1705 he 
complained to the Assembly of certain Acts 
of Synod as being needlessly severe and 
oppressive. Although not a member of the 
Court, he attempted to speak, but was 
refused a hearing. He was stopped by 
the Moderator (Principal Carstares), and 
by the Lord High Commissioner (William, 
Marquess of Annandale), and left the As 
sembly only on a peremptory command. 
A protest against the Assembly s proceed 
ings was made to Parliament by Fletcher 
of Saltoun, but being coldly received, was 
departed from. Fletcher pleaded for a re 
conciliation, which was afterwards effected. 
Orrock died unmarr., 23rd April 1711 [the 

date 1st May 1711, on memorial tablets in 
St Mary s and HaAvick Parish churches, 
is an error]. He left 9000 merks for the 
endowment of a grammar school, a be 
quest still in use as the Orrock Bursary, 
and worth about 60. For the poor of the 
parish he left 1600 merks; and to the church, 
four silver communion cups and a baptismal 
basin ; while to his successors in office he 
bequeathed his library. Publication- 
Address to the General Assembly, 1705, 
against the Tyrannical Imposition of the 
8 i/nod of Merse and Teriotdale. [A . S. 
Record and Baptismal Font Inscription ; 
Kelso Presb. ; Reg. Syn, Fife ; Boston s 
Memoirs ; Fountainhall s Diary ; Wodrow s 
JfSS. \ Scot. Presb. Elo<j. ; Reg. Gen. Ass., 
1692 ; Charters Sermons, ii. ; Wilson s 
Hist, of Hawick ; Tombst. ; Murray s Hist. 
of Hawick ; Vernon s " Alexander Orrock " 
(Trans. Hawick Arch. Soc., 1909).] 

son of Patrick C., min. of Kirkton ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 30th May 1689); 
licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 27th Sept. 1693 ; 
ord. to Wilton 18th April 1694 ; called 8th 
Nov. 1711 ; trans, and adm. 4th June 1712 ; 
died 5th Aug. 1722. He marr. (cont. 18th 
and 23rd Aug. 1699), Marjory, second 
daugh. of William Ker of Sunderland Hall, 
and had issue Robert ; Alexander ; Janet 
(marr. Henry Erskine, min. of Roberton). 
[Roxburgh Sas., vii., 94; Roberton Sess. 
Reg. ; Vernon s "Alexander Orrock" (Trans. 
Hawid- Arch. AV., 1909).] 

CHARLES TELFER, born 1693, son of 
Charles T., bailie of Edinburgh, and 
captain of the Trained Band ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 17th April 1712); licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh (though at first un 
willing to sign the Confession of Faith) 
3rd June 1719 ; assistant to preceding min., 
10th Sept. 1721 ; pres. by Anne, Duchess of 
Buccleuch and Monmouth, Nov. 1722; ord. 
13th Jan. 1723. He preached before the 
Lord High Commissioner, 24th May 1730 
(from Eccl. vii. 10), and next day he was 
called before the Committee on Overtures 
for certain comparisons which he had used, 
but was dismissed without censure. He died 
between 24th June and 7th July 1731. He 




marr. 8th July 1727, Katherine Elliot, 
widow of David Laing of Westerkirk, 
Hawick. She was alive in 1746. [Wod- 
row s Anal, and Corresp.] 



son ^ Th mas *">) m i n - of Cavers : 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 9th April 1707): 
tutor in the family of Alexander, fourth 
Lord Elibank ; licen. by Presb. of Duns 
6th Oct. 1719, "and soon after became an 
inmate in the family of James, Lord Somer- 
ville, in whose house he remained, managing 
his Lordship s business affairs till the time 
of his ordination "j called 17th Nov. 1731 : 
ord. 29th March 1732 ; died 8th Feb. 1757. 
He marr. (1) 19th Oct. 1732, Janet (died 
10th June 1749), daugh. of John Grierson, 
min. of Queensferry, and had issue Agnes, 
born 26th June 1735: Helen, born 14th 
Aug. 1736: Thomas, D.D., min. of Jed- 
burgh : Janet, born 12th Nov. 1745 : (2) 
16th July 1753, Isabel Scott of White- 
haugh, who died 1st May 1759. [Nisbet s 
Heraldry, ii. ; Somerville s J/// Own Life 
and Times ; Trans, Hawick Arch, Soc., 1862.] 

JAMES LAURIE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1757 19th March 1724); licen. by Presb. 
of Duns 26th Sept, 1732; ord. to 
Langton 8th Jan. 1734 ; pres. by the 
trustees of Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, 
llth May; trans, and adm. 7th Oct. 1757 : 
died 23rd Dec. 1783, aged about 79. He 
marr. 31st July 1743, Elizabeth Foggo, who 
died 22nd March 1792, and had issue John, 
min. of Ewes, born 10th June 1744 ; Mary, 
born 5th July 1748 ; Elizabeth, born 30th 
Aug. 1751. [Carlyle s Autob.] 

THOMAS SHARP, trans, from Ettrick : 
pres. by Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, 
22nd April, and adm. 22nd Oct. 1784 ; 
trans, to Corstorphine 15th Oct. 1789. 

ROBERT GILLAN, born 7th June 1761, 
1789 son ^ Rk er t Cr., m i n - of Lessudden 
[St Boswells] ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh : licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh ; 
ord. to Ettrick llth May 1787; pres. by 
Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, 23rd Oct. ; 
trans, and adm. 30th Dec. 1789 : dem. 
7th May 1800: died at Edinburgh, 7th 
May 1824. He marr. 4th April 1798, 

Marion (died at Abbotshall, 21st Nov. 
1845), daugh. of William Campbell, min. of 
Lilliesleaf, and had issue Robert, D.D., 
min. of Inchinnan, born 1st Oct. 1799 ; 
William, born 5th Oct. 1800; Margaret, 
born 13th Feb. 1804; Joseph, born 20th 
July 1805 ; Alexander Murray, born 20th 
June 1807; Cauvin, born 14th May 1812; 
Agnes Farquharson, born 16th Jan. 1815. 
Publications An Abridgement of the Acts 
of the General Assemblies of the Church of 
Scotland from the Year 1638 to 1802 in 
clusive (Hawick, 1803); A Short View of 
Modern Astronomy, for the Use of Schools 
ami Private Classes (Edinburgh, 1814). He 
edited The Scottish Pulpit : A Collection of 
Sermons by Eminent Clergymen of the Church 
of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1823); Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., viii.). 

JAMES ARKLE, licen. by Presb. of St 
1800 Andrews 3rd May 1786; ord. to 
Castleton 26th April 1792 : pres. by 
Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, 5th Sept., and 
adm. 19th Dec. 1800; died unmarr. 16th 
March 1823, in his 64th year. Publica 
tions Sermon preached in the Church of 
Ilmi li-k, Dec. 5, 1805, a Daij appointed 
for National Thanksgiving (Hawick, 
1806); Account of Castleton (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., xvi.). 

JOHN COCHRANE, born 4th Jan. 

1823 1789 son ^ ^ m ^ f armer > Easter 
Lilliesleaf ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 6th 
Aug. 1811; assistant at Lilliesleaf; min. 
of a Presbyterian congregation at Falstone, 
Northumberland ; adm. to the Scots Church, 
North Shields (in succession to his uncle, 
Walter Knox), 29th May 1817; pres. by 
the trustees of Walter Francis, Duke of 
Buccleuch and Queensberry, 4th June, and 
adm. 12th Sept. 1823; died 12th Sept. 1832. 
He marr. 30th July 1816, Jessie Elizabeth 
(died llth Nov. 1868), daugh. of Thomas 
Knox, farmer, Firth, Lilliesleaf, and Bar 
bara Turnbull, and sister of William Knox, 
the poet, and had issue Barbara, born 8th 
March 1817, died llth Jan. 1894 (marr. 
14th Sept, 1836, Robert Laidlaw Lang, 
writer, Edinburgh, and was mother of Peter 
Redford Scott Lang, Professor of Mathe- 



matics, Univ. of St Andrews); Jessie 
Knox, born 1819, died 5th Feb. 1882 ; Jane 
Ayres, born 20tli April 1820, died 6th Jan. 
J 891. [William Knox s Poems.] 

1833 Edinburgh, 19th Jan. 1802, son of 
James W., gumnaker, and Janet 
Clapporton ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 20th 
Oct. 1825 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
to Burntisland 25th Oct. 1827 ; pros, by 
Walter Francis, Duke of Buccleuch and 
Queensberry, in March, trans, and adm. 
10th May 1833. He was pres. to Galashiels 
Dec. 1840, but translation was refused by 
the Presb. He joined the Free Church ; 
min. of Hawick Free Church in 1844 ; died 
9th Feb. 1870. He marr. 9th Sept. 1834, 
Isabella (died 25th Oct. 1859), daugh. of 
James Nisbet, bookseller, London, and had 
issue James Nisbet, born 17th Dec. 1835, 
died 9th Jan. 1836 ; Jeanetta Nisbet, born 
13th July 1838, died at Kelso, 28th Oct. 
1852 ; Wilhelmina Hepburn, born 14th July 
1840 (marr. John Macgregor, min. of the 
Free Church, Hawick), died 25th Sept. 
1869 ; James Nisbet, min. of the Presby 
terian Church of England, Torquay, born 
30th Jan. 1842 ; Isabella Duncan, born 23rd 
March 1844 ; Catherine Nisbet, born 12th 
May 1846, died 14th Dec. 1913 ; Hamilton 
Gordon, captain African Mail S.S. Co., 
born 26th Sept. 1848 ; Alexander Duff 
Leadbetter, bookseller, Edinburgh, born 
22nd Aug. 1850 ; Amy Jeannetta, born 
31st March 1853, died 2nd May 1907. Pub 
lications " The Death of the Righteous " 
(Protestant Pulpit, Edinburgh, 1830) ; The 
Church built by Human Agency (London, 
1831) ; The Seven Churches of Asia (London, 
1842) ; Reasons for Concurring in the 
Resolutions of Convocation (London, 1843) ; 
Pastoral Recollections (First Series, London, 
1843 ; Second Series, Edinburgh, 1854 ; 
Third Series, Edinburgh, 1864) ; Testimonies 
in favour of the Principles and Procedure 
of the Free Church of /Scotland (Edinburgh, 
1844) ; The Chariot of Israel and the 
Horsemen thereof (Edinburgh, 1847) ; The 
Railway Guide (Edinburgh, 1849); Statis 
tics having References to the Ravages of 
Cholera in the Toivn and Neighbourhood of 

Hawick in 1849 (Hawick, 1850) ; A Pastor s 
Let/act/ [extracts from the MSS. of the Rev. 
Robert Nichol, Galashiels], (Edinburgh, 
1864); Jewels for the Crown of Glory (Edin 
burgh, 1864); Attitudes and Aspects of the 
! Divine Redeemer (Edinburgh, 1864) ; Com- 
i munion Services according to the Presbyterian 
I Form (Edinburgh, 1865) ; Wai/marks for the 
Guiding of Little Feet (Edinburgh, 1866) ; 
Lessons from the Life of the late James Nisbet 
(Edinburgh, 1867); Farewell Addresses (Edin 
burgh, 1870) ; Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., in.). [Jjorder Almanac, 1871 ; 
Sinton ; s Hawick Bibliography.] 

JOHN MACRAE, born Glasgow, 25th 
Jan. 1815, eldest son of James M., 
shoemaker, Glasgow- ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; Keen, by Presb. of 
Glasgow; ord. 28th Sept. 1843; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1864); died 8th Jan. 1892. He 
was Founder of the Church of Scotland 
Mission at Blantyre, British Central Africa. 
He marr. 24th Jan. 1844, Margaret (died s.j>. 
14th March 1882), daugh. of Archibald Mac- 
Lachlan, Seabank, Helensburgh. Publica 
tions Sermons (Hawick, 1851); Sermon 
i for the National Fast (Edinburgh, 1854) ; 
P The Scripture Law of Marriage (Hawick, 
! 1861 ; 2nd ed., 1862) ; Sermon on the 
Completion of the Fortieth Year of his 
Ministry (Hawick, 1883) ; Sermon on the 
Death of the Duke of JJuccleuch and 
Queensberry (Hawick, 1884) ; Sermon on 
the Death of H.R.H. Prince Leopold 
(Hawick, 1884) ; Sermon on the Life and 
Character of General Gordon (Hawick, 
1885) ; Sermon on Disestablishment and Re 
ligious Equality (Hawick, 1885) ; Funeral 
Sermon on the Life and Character of the 
Rev. James Steivart, Minister of Wilton 
(Hawick, 1886) ; Sermon on the Life and 
I Character of Her Gracious Majesty the 
\ Queen [Victoria] (Hawick, 1887). [Pulpit 
Memorial of the Life and Character of 
the late Rev. John MacRae, D.D., by 
John Mair, D.D. (Hawick, 1892) ; Sinton s 
Haivick Bibliography.] 

DAVID CATHELS, born Arbroath, 24th 

Dec. 1853, son of John C. and 

Katharine Boath ; educated at 

Dundee schools and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 



M.A. (1878); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1881 ; assistant at Hawick ; ord. to Kirk- 
ton 22nd Feb. 1882 ; trans, and aclm. 18th 
May 1892. In 1913-14 he visited the Church 
of Scotland Mission at Ichang, China, as a 
deputy of the Foreign Mission Committee. 
Marr. (1) 25th Dec. 1879, Mildred Mar 
garet (died 15th Oct. 1901), daugh. of Peter 
Gardner, and has issue Katherine Stewart, 
born 18th Xov. 1880; Mildred Margaret 
Lindsay, M.B., C.M., born 9th Oct. 1882 ; 
John Howard Crawford, born 23rd March 
1884 ; Jean Gardner, M.B., C.M., born llth 
June 1885 ; Louis Patrick, born 8th April 
1887 : (2) 1st Sept. 1904, Margaret Agnes, 
daugh. of John Hewat, Edinburgh. Publi 
cations Ourselves and Our Times, a Guild 
Sermon (Hawick, 1887); Christian J fan- 
hood (Hawick, 1889) ; Landmarks : a 
Common- Riding Sermon (Hawick, 1895); 
Honour the King, a sermon (Hawick, 1897) ; 
The Reformation and John Kno.c (Hawick, 


[Disjoined from the parish of Hawick 
and the quoad sacra parish of St Mary, 
and erected into a parish quoad sacra by 
Decreet of the Court of Teinds, 17th May 

JOHN THOMSON, born Over-Rox- 

issi bur n > 31st Ma y 1823 > son of William 

T. and Margaret Shiel ; educated 
at Ancrum School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kelso in 1854 ; 
assistant at Selkirk ; ord. to St Mary s 
Chapel-of-Ease, llth May 1860 ; res. 22nd 
Oct. 1879 ; adm. to this charge 14th 
March 1881 ; died 20th April 1889. He 
marr. 17th March 1801, Mary Ann, daugh. 
of James Scott of Allanshaws and Mary 
Brown, and had issue Margaret Shiel, 
born 4th March 1863 (marr. 8th June 
1882, Robert Grierson Laidlaw, Hazelwood, 
Hawick) ; Mary Brown, born 12th Oct. 
1864, died 31st May 1865 ; Mary Scott, 
born 24th April 1868, died next day ; and 
three others, who also died in infancy. 
His widow marr. secondly, 21st July 1890, 
William Ludovic Mair, Sheriff-Substitute 
of Lanarkshire, and died 20th Feb. 

1891. Publications Address to Ploughmen 
(Hawick, 1866); The Art of Weaving 
Spiritualised (Hawick, 1869) ; Voices from 
the Plough (Hawick, 1869); History of 
Peter Plough (Hawick, 1872); Life of 
William Thomson (Kelso, 1875; 2nd ed., 
1879); Alexander Hope, a Hawick Story, 
2 parts (Hawick, 1878-9); Life, of James 
Scott of Allanshaws (Kelso, 1879) ; The Art 
of Plowing Spiritualised (Hawick, n.d.) ; 
Sermon, Isaiah ii. 10 (Hawick, n.d.); [by 
Mrs Thomson] Speeches delivered on Differ 
ent Occasions (Hawick, 1882). [Sinton s 
Hawick Bibliography. 


licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 1888 
assistant at St Clement s, Dundee 

ord. 15th Oct. 1889; res. 21st Feb. 1894 

died unmarr., 28th Sept. 1897. 

WILLIAM BROWN, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
21st Aug. 1894 ; trans, to Campsie 


27th March 1902. 


B.D. ; ord. 3rd Sept. 1902 ; trans, to 

Lanark 17th Nov. 1905. 


WILLIAM LINDSAY, M.A. ; ord. 3rd 
May 1906; trans, to Newbattle 17th 

June 1913. 



25th Feb. 1882, son of William D., 
min. of Kilmarnock ; educated at 
Kilinarnock Academy, Univs. of Glasgow 
and Edinburgh; M.A. (Glasgow 1907), 
B.D. (Edinburgh 1910) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine in 1910 ; assistant at Dalziel and at 
St Mungo s, Glasgow ; ord. llth Nov. 1913. 
Marr. 14th April 1914, Jessie Fletcher, 
M.A., daugh. of John Lamb, min. of West 
Kilbride, and has issue Fiona, born 8th 
Nov. 1915. 


[The church built in 1763 was the parish 
church of Hawick till 1844. Disjoined from 
the parish of Hawick, and erected into a 
parish by Decreet of the Court of Teinds, 
14th March I860.] 


JOHN THOMSON, ord. llth May 

I860 186 FeS 22ntl Ct< 1879 > 1)ecamc 

min. of St John s, Hawick, 14th 
March 1881. 

STEWART BURNS, born Dundee, 25th 
May 1855, son of William B. and 
Marjory (tray : educated at High 
School, Dundee, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1874); licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews in 1878 ; assistant at Portmoak, 
and at Lady Yester : s, Edinburgh : ord. 
18th March 1880. Marr. 10th Feb. 1886, 
Elizabeth Carruthers Murray, and has 
issue Jannet Murray Dow, born 19th Oct. 
1888 ; Marjory Gray, born 30th Dec. 1889, 
died 8th Jan. 1890. 


[The church was built in 1886. The parish 
was disjoined from Wilton, and erected by 
Decreet of the Court of Teinds, 29th May 

3rd Nov. 1886 ; became first min. of 
the parish 29th May 1896 : trans, to 
Yetholm 17th Feb. 1898. 

CHARLES BROWNLIE, born Glasgow, 
1898 4th Nov. 1865, son of John B., en 
gineer, and Agnes Dyer ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Paisley 1893; ord. to Laurieston Chapel, 
Falkirk, 24th June 1896; adm. here 3rd 
May 1898; died 14th Sept. 1904. He 
rnarr. 30th Aug. 1898, Mary Jackson, who 
died s.j). 2nd Oct. 1904. 

1905 k rn Aghadoey, Co. Down, 26th 
Aug. 1867 ; educated at Queen s and 
Assembly s Colleges, Belfast; B.A. (1888), 
LL.B. (Royal Univ. of Ireland 1890) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Banb ridge in 1892 ; ord. to 
Mullingar by Presb. of Athlone 25th Oct. 
1895; trans, and adm. 15th Feb. 1905. 
Marr. llth July 1899, Marion, daugh. of 
Richard Jones, and has issue William 
Donald Hamilton, born 15th Aug. 1901 ; 
Richard Denis Millar, born 5th May 1905. 



[Ifobkirk, called of old Hopekirk, be 
longed to the Abbey of Jedburgh. The 
church was restored in 1914. 

Abbot rule, joined for a time to Bedrule. 
This parish was severed from it in 1777. 
A large portion of Abbotrule was then 
annexed to Southdean, and the remainder 
was united to Hobkirk. Till the middle 
of the twelfth century the name of the 
parish was Rule Hervey. It was then 
granted to the Abbey of Jedburgh, and 
thenceforward called Abbotrule.] 

JOHN DOUGLAS, pres. to the vicarage 
1576 by James VI. 21st March 1576. 

GEORGE DOUGLAS, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1608 25t k >Tll ^ y 1599 ) > preS- t0 ^ 1G v ^ cal - 
age by James VI. 29th May 1602 ; 

min. of Southdean in 1607 ; trans, and adm. 
in 1608 ; died between 4th Jan. and 1st 
March 1609, aged about 30. [Reg. Axsi /.] 

160Q Andrews 1597) ; adm. to Soutra 8th 
Oct. 1605 ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. 1st March 1609 ; trans, and 
inst. 28th April 1609; died between 18th 
Jan. and 29th July 1626, aged about 49. 
He marr. Janet Sinclair (buried in Grey- 
friars, Edinburgh, 29th Aug. 1667), widow 
of .James Bryden, and had issue John, 
apprentice to James Corsbie, tailor, Edin 
burgh, 22nd July 1629. Thomas, min. of 
Slamannan, was probably a son. [Reg. Sec. 
Sig. ; Reg. Assig. ; Edin. Reg. (Bur.). ] 

WILLIAM WEIR, nephew of John W., 
1626 i n d we ll er in Edinburgh ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 30th July 1606); adm. to 
Southdean 15th Jan. 1610; pres. to the 
vicarage by Charles I. 29th July 1626 ; 
trans, and adm. 25th Oct. 1626 ; died 26th 
Sept. 1651. He marr., and had issue 
James; Margaret (marr. Thomas Wilson, 
portioner of Dryburgh). [Reg. of Deeds, 
ccxv., 297 ; G. R. Sets., lii., 255 ; Kelso 
Prfal. Reg. : Reg. Sec. Sig. : Tombst.} 




JAMES DOUGLAS, born 1625, son of 
William D. of Bonjedward ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 15th April 1645); called 
15th Feb., adm. and inst. 15th Dec. 1652 : 
died 29th May 1665. He marr. Jean 
Martin, who survived him, and had issue- 
William of Plewlancls and Newhall, served 
heir 16th Nov. 1669 ; Robert, apprentice to 
James Brown, apothecary, Edinburgh, 1st 
Jan. 1679. [Edin. Guild Reg. ; Inq. Ret. 
Roxburgh, 247 ; Wodrow s Hist. ; Tombst.] 

JOHN AIXSLIE, M.A. ; pres. by 
Charles II. ; coll. after 30th Aug., 
and inst. 2nd Nov. 1665; trans, to 
Oxnam 21st Sept. 1682. 

JOHN LIDDEL, M.A. (Glasgow, 16th 
July 1674) ; got a testimonial for 
license from the Presb. of Glasgow 
23rd Feb. 1681 ; pres. by Charles II., 30th 
Sept. 1682 ; inst. 3rd April 1683 ; deprived 
by the Privy Council, 8th Sept. 1689, for 
neither reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates nor praying for William and Mary. 
He was officiating as a min. at Brechin 
26th Oct. 1698. [Reg. Sec. Sir/. ; Glasgow 
Presb. Reg.; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689; 
Peterkin s Constitution of the Church.] 

NICOL EDGAR, born 27th July 1658, 
son of John E. of Wedderlie and 
Elspeth Edgar; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1677) ; licen. by Presb. of Earlston 9th Feb. 
1693 ; ord. 28th Sept. 1694 ; died 31st May 
1724. He marr. Susanna (died 30th June 
1713, aged 52), daugh. of John Veitch, min. 
of Westruther, and had issue Susanna ; 
Elizabeth (marr., pro. 7th Jan. 1739, Robert 
Blyth, wright, Calton, Edinburgh); John, 
buried 16th Jan. 1715, aged 17. [Genea 
logical Collections concerning the Scottish 
House of Edgar.] 

ROBERT RICCALTOUN, born at Earls- 
haugh, parish of Jedburgh, 1691 ; 
educated at the Grammar School of 

Jedburgh and Univ. of Edinburgh, but 

did not take the Divinity curriculum ; 

licen. by Presb. of Kelso 5th March 1717 ; 

called to Mertoun in 1718, but not settled ; 

assistant at Bowden ; pres. by the Presb. 

jure devoluto 19th Aug., and ord. 24th 

Sept. 1725; died 17th Sept. 1769. He 


marr. 4th Aug. 1724, Anne (died 4th Oct. 
1764), daugh. of Henry Scott, farmer, 
Palacehill, and had issue John, his 
successor; Margaret, born 1st Aug. 1731 
(marr. llth Dec. 1759, William Armstrong, 
schoolmaster of the parish ; she was mother 
of Major-general Adam A., in the service 
of the Czar of Russia, and grandmother of 
Lieut. -general Robert Lindsay A., Master 
of the Mint at St Petersburg) ; Anne ; 
Helen (marr. 25th Dec. 1751, James 
Murray, min. at Hailstone, Northum 
berland); Elizabeth (marr. 12th Sept. 
1767, Samuel Irvine, schoolmaster at 
Wilton). Publications 77<e Politick Dis- 
putant (Edinburgh, 1722); A Sober Enquiry 
into the Grounds of the present Differ 
ences in the Church of Scotland (n.p., 
1723); "Letters to a Friend" (Edinburgh 
Christian Instructor, vi.) ; An Enquiry 
into the Spirit and Tendency of [Sande- 
man s] Letters on [Hervey s] Theron and 
Aspasio, with a View of the Law of 
Nature and an Enquiry into [Sandeman s] 
Letters on the Law of Nature (anon. ; 
London, 1762); The Works of R. R., 3 
vols. (Edinburgh, 1771-2). Of Riccaltoun s 
poem, "A Winter s Day," printed in 
Savage s Miscellany, 1726, and afterwards 
in The Gentleman s Magazine, May 1740, 
James Thomson, author of The Seasons, 
said "Nature delights me in every form : 
I am just now painting her in her most 
lugubrious dress. Mr Riccaltoun s poem 
on Winter, which I still have, first put 
the design into my head. In it are some 
masterly strokes that awakened me. - 
[Newton s Works, xii. ; Morel s James 
Thomson, sa vie et ses oeuvres, 18 ; Somer- 
ville s Life and Times ; Acts of Ass., 1718; 
Diet. Nat. Biog. ; The Border Magazine, 

JOHN RICCALTOUN, the only son 
of preceding; licen. by the Presby 
terian Classis in Northumberland 
22nd Feb. 1749; ord. 17th May 1755 
min. of a Presbyterian congregation at 
North Shields; chaplain at Caerlanrig 
[Teviothead] in 1765; pres. by George 
III. 17th April, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 4th Dec. 1765 ; died 9th April 
1800. He marr. 7th June 1780, Helen 



Irvine (died 22nd March 1827), and had 
issue Janet, born 12th April 1781 : Robert, 
Iiorn 17th Feb. 1783: Ann, born 26th 
April 1785 : William, born ir.tli March 
1787 : Patrick, born 10th July 1789 ; John, 
licentiate of the Church of Scotland, 
born 25th Sept. 1791 ; James Thomas, 
born 30th March 1794: Adam, born 22nd 
Sept. 1797. Publications Edited Work* 
of his father, 3 vols. (Edinburgh, 1771-2); 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stt. 
Ace., iii.). 

1800 I 3resb - f Kelso 7th Sept. 1779 : 
ord. to Kirkton 21st March 1787 ; 
pres. by George III. 20th May, trans, and 
adm. 15th Oct. 1800; died 20th March 
1833, in his 79th year. He marr. 3rd 
April 1792, Jane (died .s.//. 24th March 1824, 
aged 75), daugh. of William Scott of 
Woll, advocate, and Jean Balfour of Broad- 
meadows. Publication Account of Kirk- 
ton (Sinclair s Staf. Ace., x.). [7 

JOHN EWEN, born Hawick, 26th April 
1834 1800 sou f Andrew E. and Jane 
Peddle ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 7th 
Aug. 1822 ; assistant at Hawick, refusing 
to accept of remuneration ; sometime a 
private tutor in the county and on the 
Continent ; pres. by William IV. Sept. 
1833 ; ord. 27th June 1834 ; clerk of Presb. ; 
died llth Dec. 1875. He marr. 2nd June 
1846, Isabella Yeaman (died 22nd July 
1898), daugh. of James Fitchie, manufac 
turer, Deanfield, Meiglc, and had issue 
Anna Jane, born 21st July 1847 (marr. 
George Watson, min. of Hownam) ; Eos- 
andra, born 1st July 1849 (marr. Colonel 
Joicey of Newton Hall, Northumberland), 
died 6th Feb. 1912 ; John Sangster, stock 
broker, born 29th May 1851, died 13th Aug. 
1913 ; Charles Henry, engineer, born 7th 
July 1855, died 31st March 1909. Publi 
cationAccount of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., iii.). 


1876 1)0rn Southend, Campbeltown, 15th 

March 1827, son of Dugald M., 

factor, and Margaret, daugh. of William 

Connell, Lephenstrath ; educated at Dalin- 
tobar School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kintyre : missionary at 
Crofthead : ord. to Quarter Chapel 20th 
Feb. 1862 : trans, to Beath, Fife, 20th Oct. 
1870; trans, and adm. 15th June 1876; 
died 15th Feb. 1907. He marr. 9th May 
1.865, Mary Georgina (died 16th Nov. 1900), 
daugh. of Dr George Welsh, medical mis 
sionary, India, and widow of Captain 
Robert Hoy, and had issue an only child, 
Georgina Louisa, born 13th July 1866 
(marr. 2nd July 1896, Walter Turnbnll, 
farmer, Ha r tshaugh ). 

JOHN GORDON, born 24th Dec. 1878, 

1907 son ^ ^^ ln * min - f Grlasserton ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow : M.A. 
(1902); licen. by Presb. of Wigtown 1905 : 
assistant at Galston : ord. 25th July 1907. 


[Previous to the Reformation the church 
belonged to the Abbey of Jedburgh. Part 
of the parish was annexed to Southdean 
by the Commissioners of Teinds, 2nd May 
1777. The remainder was then united to 
Hobkirk. The bell of Abbotrule Church 
is preserved at Wauchope. It has no 

PATRICK BISHOP, M.A. ; trans, from 
1591 Minto in 1591, having Beclrule, Hob- 
kirk, and Minto also in charge. 
[/??;/. Assi</.] 

JOHN BONAR, M.A. : min. in 1593, 
1593 Cavers, Hassendean, Hawick, Hob- 
kirk, Minto, and Wilton being also 
in the charge, and he perhaps held at the 
same time the benefice of North Ronald- 
shay ; removed to Hassendean in 1594. 

[TiV/. Assig.] 

JOSEPH TENNANT, M.A. : trans, from 
1605 Bedmle ; P res - by James VI. 31st 
Oct. 1605 ; re-trans, to Bedrule 17th 
May 1609 ; he returned here ; was deprived 
before 24th July 1621, and returned again 
to Bedrule. [Reg. Sec. ,$%.] 




1622 burgh 2 " )th July 1G18); preS> by 
James VF. 21st July 16-21 : adm. \ 

after 21st Jan. 1022; clem, before 15th j 
July 1023, "the brethren being informed 
he had gone to London with the Prior of i 
Coldingham s children." [Reg. .S tr. < S ?V/.] 

JAMES KE1! of Grange, in the parish, 
born 1001. younger son of Sir John 
K. of Littledean, and Margaret 
Whytlaw ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 14th July 
1021) ; was on the Exercise in the Presb. 
6th March 1623; pres. by James VI. 15th 
July 1623; ord. 25th Aug. 1624: deprived 
in 1062, and confined to the parish. 
Having preached to a large congrega 
tion assembled at (i range, 14th March 
1080, he was libelled before the Privy 
Council 6th May and imprisoned, but was 
liberated 1st Sept., giving caution to 
appear when called, and promising to hold 
no further conventicles under a penalty of 
5,000 merks. He survived the Revolution, 
and was restored to his charge by Act of 
Parliament 15th April 1090, but does not 
appear to have resumed work. He died 
in 1694 a remarkable instance of a man 
having been seventy years in the ministry. 
During the days of persecution he was 
abused and scoffed at by Adam Urqii- 
hart of Meldrum, commanding a party of 
soldiers, when he replied, " Sir, I was a 
minister before you had a being, and will 
be one when you are gone, 1 which came 
true. His wife was accused of witchcraft 
at the Presb., but the charge was shown to 
be unfounded. He marr. Christian Airth, 
and had issue Tames of Grange ; Isabella 
and Elizabeth, both dead before Dec. 1083 ; 
Euphame ; Andrew. [Roxburgh Sas., 1637, 
iv., 365 ; Herald and Gen., vii., 516 ; Key. 
Her, Si<j. ; Wodrow s Hist, iii., 195 ; Living 
ston s Life ; Chambers s Edin. Journal, ii. ; 
Stewart s Covenanters of Teviotdale, 159.] 


WALTER MARTIN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
13t ^ J une 1651); schoolmaster of 
Hawick, 1660-5 ; recommended for 
license by Presb. of Jedburgh 8th March 
1665 ; pres. by Charles II. 1st, coll. and 
inst. 16th, May 1666; died between 1st 
March and 13th June 1676, aged about 45. 


A gift of his bastardy was bestowed on 
Barbara Kinnear, his widow, 13th July 
1070. [Keg. Sec. ,SVf/., iii., 74 : Min. -book 
Ri-(l. ZViV. Seal. ] 

THOMAS WILKIE, M.A. ; pres. by 
Charles II. 13th June, and inst. 28th 
Sept. 1076 ; trans, to Reith, Ayr 
shire, before 15th June 1087. 

gow 1054); ord. min. of Temple in 
1663; trans, to Crichton 8th Sept. 
1670 ; deprived for not taking the Test 
in 1081; pres. by James VII. 15th June, 
and inst, 20th July 1087; died in 1090, 
aged about 62. He marr., and had issue 
Jean ; Elizabeth, buried in Greyfriars, 
Edinburgh, 13th Dec. 1090. [Re<j. Sec. 
Si<j. : M hi. -book Key. Prh\ Sea? ; Edin. Key. 
(Jhir,); Rule s Sec. Vindication-. MS. Ace. 
of Min., 1689.] 


1005); was a min. in Ireland for 

thirteen years, and after living some 

time in England attended the first meeting 

of mins. in the Synod of Lothian after the 

Toleration, Gth July 1687. He officiated in 

the meeting house at Rulewater after the 

Toleration. The date of his death is not 

known. [/ V/V; and Lothian Si/ns. ; Acts 

of Pai l., ix., 53.] 

1690 JAMES KER, above mentioned. 

MUNGO GIBSON, ord. 15th April 
1698 1698; trans, to Sanquhar Dec. 1713. 

GEORGE HALL, M.A. ; pres. by Queen 
Anne 29th March, and ord. 23rd 


Sept. 1714 ; pres. to Lochmaben in 
1722, but not settled ; trans, to Linton in 
Teviotdale 2nd Oct. 1728. 

WILLIAM TURNBULL, bapt. 8th Aug. 

1703, son of Adam T. Doorpool, and 

Margaret Turnbull ; licen. by Presb. 

of Jedburgh 7th May 1729 ; called by 

Presb. jure devoluto 21st Jan., and ord. 10th 

April 1730 ; died unmarr. Gth April 1704. 

WILLIAM SCOTT, pres. by George III. 
7th Sept. 1704 ; called 2nd Nov., and 
adm. 26th Dec. 1764. He removed 
to Southdean 5th Jan. 1785. 





[The church belonged to the Abbey of 
Jedburgh. The chapel of St Mary at Raw- 
shaw, in the parish, belonged to the Abbey 
of Melrose.] 

JOHN DAVIDSON, reader, 1570 to 
1576 1578. 


1579 reader, 1579 and 1580. 

burgh 1595); adm. to Southdean 

loOo . i f 

in 1599 ; pres. to the vicarage of 
Hownam by James VI. 21st June 1G05 ; 
died between 19th June and 21st Oct. 1607. 

HECTOR RAE, son of Hector R., 
merchant burgess of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 29th July 1603); 
adm. to Nisbet 8th Sept. 1608 ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. in Feb., coll. 
lath March, and adm. 30th Aug. 1609; 
died after 3rd April 1639, aged about 56. 
He signed the copy of the National 
Covenant which is preserved at Cavers. 
He marr. (cont. 15th Sept. 1610) Margaret, 
daugh. of John Rutherford, Sheriff-depute 
of Roxburghshire. [fiey. of Deed*, cxciii., 

1640 son ^ Jh n A. of Glencorse, was 
long a soldier in Germany, and was 
admitted to the Roman communion by an 
English Jesuit at Florence. He became 
a priest and a member of the Society of 
Jesus. After an absence of nine years he 
returned to Scotland, and was employed 
in Aberdeen, Elgin, and Banff, also in 
Caithness , (where he resided with Lord 
Berriedale, travelling in a disguised habit 
as chamberlain and bailie of his lands). 
He was six years "under the training of 
a worthy minister/ and abjuring Popery 
was received into communion in the Grey- 
friars Church, Edinburgh. The Presb. 
consulted the Synod as to their giving 
him " imposition of hands," 24th Aug. 
1638. He was adm. to this charge 29th 
April 1640, and pres. by the Presb. jure 

devoluto 30th Sept. following. He con 
formed to Episcopacy, and was still min. 
28th April 1669. He marr. Anna, fourth 
daugh. of John Rutherford of Hunthill (by 
Alison Ker, daugh. of the first Lord Jed- 
burgh), and sister of the second, third, and 
fourth Lords Rutherford. Lord Balmerino 
records having walked to Leith with her 
in 1717, when, he says, she was 104 ; but 
this must be a mistake. Publications 
Abjuration of l^operie (Edinburgh, 1638); 
Speech wherein is discovered the V ill any and 
Hellish Plots wrought in the Pope s Court 
against our Three Kingdoms (London, 1641); 
Account of the Popish Government in Scot 
land (Wodrow a Hist., i.). [Baillie s Lett. ; 
Milne s Melrose ; Wodrow s Hist. ; Mackay s 
House of Mackay , Assembly Reports, 1911, 
Case of the Rev. J. A. D. J. Macdonald, 
p. 1195.] 

JOHN STIRLING, M.A., formerly of 

1669 I ja d v Yester s, Edinburgh ; indulged 

by the Privy Council 30th Sept. 

1669 ; removed to Irvine 3rd Aug. 1676. 

I [Wodrow s Hist. ; Reg. Sec. Sig.~\ 

JAMES KER of Grange, M.A., formerly 

1672 ^ Abbotrule > indulged by the Privy 

Council 3rd Sept. 1672 ; (it is 

doubtful whether he accepted the charge). 

[Wodrow s Hist.] 

MATTHEW EWING, M.A. (Glasgow, 
loth July 1673); pres. by Charles 
II. 23rd March; coll. 17th and inst. 
23rd May 1677; deprived by the Privy 
Council, 4th Sept. 1689, for neither reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates nor pray 
ing for William and Mary. [Reg. Sec. Sig.; 
Min.-book Reg. Priv. Seal; MS. Ace. of 
Min., 1689 ; Peterkin s Constitution of the 
Church. ] 

1691 kurgh, 17th April 1639); min. 
at Stannerton, Northumberland ; 
ejected under the Act of Uniformity, 24th 
Aug. 1662, after which he preached in his 
own and other private houses. He was 
severely fined for preaching at the house of 
a Mr Horsley, and imprisoned at New 
castle, but was released on his friends 



tendering payment. He was probably ad 
mitted here about 1691, but as he was now 
old and frail, he had an assistant and suc 
cessor appointed in 1695, and soon after 
he retired again to England, where he 
died after 6th April 1698. He marr. 
Mary Harbottle, who survived him. [P. 
( . Decreta, 28th July 1702 ; Calamy s Arc., 
v., and Continiwttion, ii. ; Covenanters of 
Tcviottlnle, 188.] 

ROBERT LIVER, M.A. ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 14th Nov. 1695 ; 
trans, to Mertoun 21st April 1697. 

JOHN STORIE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 13th 

1698 ^y 1695 ) - : ^ cen - ky r" res k- f Kelso 
3rd June 1697 ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 6th April 1698 : died unmarr. 
13th Aug. 1699, in his 29th year. 


JAMES MACMICHEN, licen. by Presb. 
of Earlston 14th July 1692 ; ord. 30th 
Aug. 1693 to Ettrick ; called 25th 
Nov. 1702 : adm. 27th Jan. following; died 
5th March 1712. He marr. Janet Shaw, 
who survived him, and marr. (2) 1712, 
Patrick Home of Foulshotlaw. [Edrn. AV/. 
(Bur.) \ Boston s Memoirs^ 

GEORGE ELLIOT, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

29th April 1701) ; called 21st March 

and 13th May, and ord. (assistant 

and successor) 19th Sept. 1711 ; died 16th 

Oct. 1748, in his 72nd year. He marr. 

19th Jan. 1710, Sarah (died in London, 

1766), daugh. of Hugh Lind, bailie of 

Edinburgh, and had issue John ; George 

Augustus ; Robert ; James ; Margaret ; 

Sarah : Jane ; Janet. \Tombst, \ 

JOHN ROGERS, assistant at Tranent 

1749 and at Selkirk > P res - ky ^* r WiUi am 
Scott of Ancrum, Bart., and ord. 29th 
June 1749 ; died unmarr. 30th July 1774. 
[Morren s Annals, i.] 

son of Thomas R. of Chatto ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lauder 8th May 1770; 
took charge of the Presbyterian congrega 
tion at Deal Mav 1773 ; ord. to Deal by the 

Scots Presb. in London 22nd Sept. 1773 : 
pres. by John, Duke of Roxburghe, 12th 
Jan., and adm. 30th March 1775 ; died 9th 
Nov. 1830. He marr. (1) 10th Jan. 1778, 
Eleanor Bell, who died 28th Oct. 1782, 
and had issue Margaret, born 2nd July 
1779 (marr. - - Burns, London), and died 
there; Jean, born 23rd Nov. 1780 (marr. 
Joseph Brown, banker, London), died in 
Guernsey 1850 ; Grisell, born 17th March 
1782, died 25th March 1784 : (2) 5th April 
1785, Agnes (died 4th Jan. 1843), daugh. of 
James Barclay, rector of the Grammar School 
of Dalkeith, and had issue Elizabeth, born 
1st Feb. 1786 (marr. 19th Nov. 1810, Lieut. 
Thomson, 26th Foot), died at Kelso ; 
Hyndmer, born 21st July 1787 (marr. 14th 
Dec. 1812, Richard Hewat, farmer, Bassen- 
dean), died at Selkirk, 4th March 1856 ; 
Grisell, born 23rd Nov. 1788, died unmarr. 
1868; James, lieut. 94th Foot, captain 
Dumfries Militia, born 5th Dec. 1789, died 
at Aberdeen, 2nd Feb. 1875 ; Agnes, born 
6th May 1791 ; George Baillie, his succes 
sor ; John, barrack-master, born 3rd Oct. 
1793, died in Wales ; Eleanor, born 7th 
May 1795, died at Selkirk, 25th Jan. 1875 ; 
David Alexander, merchant, born 30th Dec. 
1796, died 1823. Publication Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Slat. Ace., i., xxi.). 


born 15th June 1792, son of preced 
ing ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 
2nd Oct. 1816 ; pres. by the Ladies Essex 
and Mary Ker 23rd Dec. 1817 ; ord. (assist 
ant and successor) 10th Sept. 1818; died 
unmarr. 30th Oct. 1864. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (New fitat. Ace., iii.). 

GEORGE WATSON, born Byrewalls, 
5 Gordon, 5th April 1832, son of 
George W. and Margaret Macdougal ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kelso ; assistant at Dumbarton, 
Langton, Bunkle ; ord. 10th April 1865 ; 
died 8th June 1913. He marr. 7th Aug. 
1877, Anna Jane, daugh. of John Ewen, 
min. of Hobkirk, and had issue Isabella 
Yeaman Ewen, born 25th Sept. 1878; 
George John Ewen, W.S., born 15th March 




18g7 born Tain, 3rd Nov. 1809, .son of 
William Drunnnoml M., Seaforth 
Highlanders; educated at Tain Academy 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M..\. (1891), B.D. 
(1894); licen. by of Aberdeen in 
189") : assistant at Forfar : ord. (assistant 
and successor) 18th Nov. 1897. Marr. 
29th April 1898, Marianne Fyfe, who died 
20th April 1904, and had issue William 
Drummond, born 3rd June 1899; Ian 
George, born 13th Feb. 1901 ; Margharita 
Harriet Blount. born 27th Au. 1903. 


[Called also Jedworth or Jedart. In 854, 
Ecgred, Bishop of Lindisfarne, built here a 
church of St Mary. A chapel with the 
same dedication was built by him at 
Old Jedart. There was another chapel at 
Scraesburgh, near Hunthill. St Mary s 
Augustinian Abbey of Jedburgh, founded 
in 1118, is in the parish. After the Refor 
mation a portion of the Abbey was used as 
the parish church. In 1875 a handsome 
new church was built, mainly by the ninth 
Marquess of Lothian. A proposal in 1001 
to form a Second Charge in Jedburgh was 
not carried out. (See John Boyle, p. 110.)] 

1560 originally a baker in Dundee, was 
an early convert to the Reformed 
religion. Though but imperfectly edu 
cated, he began to instruct the people in 
the Scriptures, and spoke so eloquently as 
to become obnoxious to the Bishops and 
the Secret Council, who issued an order 
for his arrest, and forbade the people to 
listen to him or give him shelter in their 
houses. He was, however, protected by 
Provost Haliburton, who refused to hand 
him over to the Council even at the royal 
command. He was called before the 
Justiciary Court at Stirling, 10th May 
1559, accused of usurping the ministerial 
office, and of performing functions for 
which he had never had any legal status. 
Being found guilty, he was declared 
fugitive. M. was nominated by the Lords 
of the Congregation to this parish about 

19th July 1500, and was a member of 
Assembly that same year and the year 
after. In 1502 he was deposed and ex 
communicated for adultery, John Knox 
having personally investigated the charge 
made against him. He fled to England 
and resumed preaching. On the 25th June 
1506 he was permitted to appear before the 
General Assembly, and falling on his knees 
he burst into tears and desired them, for 
the love of God, to receive him to the open 
expression of his repentance. The form of 
his declaration of repentance enjoined by 
the Assembly, on the recommendation of 
certain of the brethren appointed to con 
sider the matter, was, as related in Knox s 
Ifi story : " That he should present him 
self bare-foot and bare-head, arrayed in 
sackcloth, at the principall entry of Saint 
Gyles Kirk, in Edinburgh, at seven hours 
in the morning upon the next Wednesday, 
and there to remain the space of an hour, 
the whole people beholding him, till the 
prayer was made, the psalmes sung, and the 
text of Scripture was read, and then to 
| come into the place appointed for the 
expression of repentance, and tarry the 
time of sermon ; and to do likewise 
the next Friday following, and also upon 
the Sunday ; and then in the face of the 
whole church to declare his repentance 
with his owne mouth. The same forme and 
manner he should use in Jedwart and 
| Dundie ; and that being done, to present 
| himself again at the next General Assembly 
i following in winter, Avhere he should be 
| received to the Communion of the Church." 
, It is further related : " When the said 
\ Paul had received the said ordnance he 
1 took it very grievously, alleadging that 
! they had used over-great severity. Never- 
1 theless being counselled and persuaded by 
divers notable personages he began well 
; in Edinburgh to proceed, whereby a great 
| number were moved with compassion of 
his state ; and likewise in Jedwart ; but 
he left his duty in Dundie, and passing 
again into England the matter, not without 
offence to many, ceased " (History, ii., p. 
531). Randolph relating the scandal to 
Cecil, says, " He has escaped into England, 
or was drowned in crossing the ford thither- 




ward." [Knox s Work*, i., ii. ; Bookc of the 
Kirk ; Buchanani Opera ; Keith s, Spottis- 
wood s, and Calderwood s Hists. ; Knox s 
History, ii. ; Scott s Reformers ; Hailes : 
Ann., ii., 531 ; Jervise s Memorials of Angus 
and the Mearns; Athenaeum, 26th Dec. 1863, 
p. 884; Watson s Jedburgh Abbey; Diet. 
Nat. Biog. ; Calendar of State Papers.] 

from Liberton, and adm. in 1566 ; 
trans, to Tranent Feb. 1568.- [/iV/. 

JOHN YOUNG, trans, from Duns 2nd 
1569 Aug. 1569 ; trans, to Irvine May 1570. 

erly of North Berwick (q.v.): adm. at 
Lammas in 1572, but probably only 
as a temporary appointment. \_Reg. Min.\ 



ANDREW CLAYHILLS, trans, from 
Monifieth about 1574, when Crail- 
ing, Nisbet, Oxnam, and Southdean 

were all in the charge : trans, to Eckford 

in 1593. 

JOHN ABERNETHY, son of Thomas 
A. of Glencorse, and Jean Straiton, 
one of the original students at the 
Univ. of Edinburgh under Rollock ; M.A. 
(1587) ; reader in 1588 ; adm. min. 7th 
Aug. 1593. He was a member of Assembly 
in 1601, 1602, 1608, and 1616. He signed 
the Protest against the introduction of 
Episcopacy 1st July 1606, yet when 
Constant Moderators were set up he 
accepted office for the Presb. of Jedburgh, 
though for two years his brethren refused 
to acknowledge him. In 1615 he solicited 
appointment to the Archbishopric of Glas 
gow ; was made D.D., a member of the 
Court of High Commission, and promoted 
to the See of Caithness, 7th Dec. 1616. It 
does not appear that he ever relinquished 
his charge at Jedburgh (Dr Hew Scott says 
he demittecl before 15th Sept. 1635), for in 
the articles given in to the Presb. against 
James Burnet in 1639, the parishioners 
complain of his [Burnet s] "informal 
entrie," he having procured " a presentation 
to a place which was not vacant, but served 
at the time by a worthier man, Mr John 

Abernethie, who had neither demitted the 
same, nor was deposed therefrom." By the 
Glasgow Assembly, 1638, A. was deprived 
of his bishopric, and he died in 1639. 
He marr. (1) (cont. dated 27th April 1600), 
Alison, daugh. of Sir David Home of Fish- 
wick, governor of Dumbarton Castle, and 
had issue John, M.D. ; Andrew, depute- 
governor of Edinburgh Castle ; Margaret 
(marr. - - Wauchope of Cakemuir ; (2) 
Sir William Maxwell of Gribton) : (2) (cont. 
dated 21st Aug. 1606), Isabella, daugh. of 
of Patrick Murray of Philiphaugh, who 
survived him, and had issue William, min. 
of Thurso ; Anna (marr. James Murray of 
Overtoun) ; Agnes (marr. William Ker of 
Newtown) ; Barbara (marr. John Ruther 
ford of Edgerston) ; Elizabeth (marr. 
William Ker of Thankles) ; Katharine, died 
before 17th March 1640. Publications A 
Christian and ILeavenly Treatise containing 
Phi/sickc for the Son 1 re/ i/ necessary for 
all that would enjoy true Soundness of 
Mind and Peace of Conscience (London, 
1615, 1622); The Duty and Dignity of a 
Christian (London, 1620). [Reg. of Deeds, 
cccclxi. 272, dxxxiv. 375, viii. 713, 14th 
Nov. 1663 ; Reg. Mag. Sig., ix., 1436 ; 
Rutherfurd Charters, xi., 23rd Nov. 1638 ; 
| Acts and Dec., cccxxxii., 311; Re<j. Assig. ; 
Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Booke of the Kirk ; Row s 
Hist., 425 ; Calderwood s Hist., vii., 282 ; 
Keith s Catalogue ; Craven s Diocese of 
Caithness, pp. 82-93.] 

son of William B. of Barns, parish 
of Manor, and Margaret, daugh. of 
James Stuart of Shillinglaw, parish of 
Traquair ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 27th July 
1609) ; adm. min. of Lauder 17th Feb. 
1615 ; pres. by Charles I. 15th Sept. 1635 ; 
trans., coll., and inst. 4th Feb. 1636, when 
Robert Simson, treasurer of the burgh, 
protested on behalf of the parishioners, 
"against any entrant minister being im 
posed upon them without their consent." 
He was dep. in April 1639. He marr. 
Katherine, daugh. of George Dundas of 
of that ilk by Katherine, eldest daugh. of 
Lawrence, third Lord Oliphant, and had 
issue- Alexander, D.D., Archbishop of St 




Andrews (7. .); John ; Robert, M.I)., Edin 
burgh, died 28th Sept. 16G3 ; James. \_Rc<j. 
of Deeds, cccclxii. 102, dxxxv. 333; lie<j. Sec. 
SI;/.-, Edin. Key. ( )\ Peterkin s Records , 
The Burnetts of Burns, 20-21.] 



1)U1 o n > 31st Jul > r 1G13 ). : aclm. to 
Langnewton 29th April 1017 : trans. 
and adin. 2 1th June 1040; pres. by the 
Presb. jure, deroJulo 28th Oct. 1010. lie 
was a member of six assemblies before 
1(549, and that of 1051. Owing to failing- 
health he was given an assistant, 10th 
March 1058. He died before 8th July 1001, 
aged about 08. lie marr., and had issue 
I ohn, inin. of Eccles. [AV/. Sec. Si<j.: Acts of 
/ : Baillie s Letter* ; Peterkin s Records.] 

PETER EL All I., son of Peter B. (said to 

1661 be M D -)- : NLA - (St Andrews 1040); 
adm. to Second Charge, St Cuth- 
bert s, Edinburgh, 22nd June 1053; pres. 
by Charles II. 8th July, trans, and adm. 
Oct. 1001 ; died 7th May 1073. He marr. 
l!)th Jan. 1054, Mary Hamilton (alive in 
1090), and had issue Jean (marr. John 
Hamilton, min. of Old Grey friars, Edin 
burgh); Margaret. [A . S. Minute-. Re<j. 
Sec. Sig. ; Edin. Reg. (Marr.} ; Wodrow s 
I list. \ Sime s West Kirk. ] 

WILLIAM HUME, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
19th July 1661): Keen, by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 25th Oct. 
1004 ; adm. to Tinwald about 1005 ; pres. 
by Charles II. 20th June, trans, and inst. 
5th Aug. 1074 ; deprived after 9th Oct. 
1681, for refusing the Test. LAV/. Sec. A ?V/.; 
Fountainhall s Dec.] 

chapel ; M.A. (Glasgow 1047) ; 
called to Bothkennar before 21st 
July 1054 ; coll. to Chirnside 25th Nov. 
1062 ; trans, to Morebattle 24th Nov. 1668 ; 
pres. by Charles II. 22nd July, and inst. 
20th Sept. 1682 ; deprived by the Privy 
Council, 29th Aug. 1689, for neither read 
ing the Proclamation of the Estates nor 
praying for William and Mary, but for 
James VII. He carried off the Kirk 
Session and Presb. Records, the latter of 
which were recovered from his grandson 



sixty years afterwards. He marr. 6th 
\ Oct. 1672, Dorothea Ker, widow of William 
Moir of Otterburn. She purchased the 
estate of Corbethouse. [AV, /. Sec. S / </.; 
MS. Ace. of Mi)i., 1089 ; Rule s Sec. Vindi 
cation- \ Morrison s Diet., xviii. ; Peterkin s 
Constitution of the ChurchJ] 


GABRIEL SEMPLE : born 1032, second 
son ^ ^ V Bryce S. of Cathcart, 
Sheriff of Renfrew : educated at 
Hamilton and Univ. of GlasgOAv : M.A. 
(1053) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1057 ; 
ord. to Kirkpatrick-Durham 20th May 
1057; deprived by Act of Parliament llth 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1002. It is said he offered, if his people 
would stand by him, to remain and brave 
the terrors of the Privy Council, but that 
the people had not sufficient courage. He 
became one of the most noted of the field- 
preachers, took part in the Pentland Rising, 
and went on itinerating missions to Ireland 
and the north of England. He officiated 
at Ford, Northumberland, during the ill- 
: health of the incumbent, and dispensed the 
Communion to great multitudes of people, 
many of whom resorted to his ministrations 
even from Scotland. On Oth Feb. 1079 he 
was declared traitor, and a reward of 3000 
merks was offered for his capture, and the 
proclamation added that if any one in 
pursuit should hurt or slay him, he should 
not be called in question for the deed, but 
should be considered to have done his 
country "good and acceptable service." 
In June 1081, after numerous escapes, he 
was seized in the house of his nephew, Sir 
Patrick Hepburn, at Blackcastle, near 
Cockburnspath, and committed to the 
Canongate Tolbooth, but was liberated 
three months later, on giving bond to the 
amount of 10,000 merks. He withdrew to 
England, where he remained till the death 
of Charles II. After the Revolution, though 
restored by the Act of Parliament, he did 
not return to his former charge, but ac 
cepted a call to this parish, and was adm. 
29th Oct. 1690. He wished Thomas Boston 
to be his colleague. Boston paid him a 
visit, heard him preach, and sums up his 
impressions of the old man : " The things 




he insisted on were common and ordinary, 
but were delivered in such a manner, and 
such power accompanied them, that I was 
amazed, and they went out through me 
and in through me, so that I said in my 
heart Happy are those that hear thy 
wisdom. " He died 8th Aug. 1700. Two 
years stipend, due to him by the heritors 
of Kirkpatrick-Durham during his exile, 
he devoted to the maintenance of a school 
master in the parish, but this was never 
fully paid. He marr. (1) Margaret, daugh. 
of Sir Patrick Murray of Blackcastle, and 
had issue Samuel, min. of Liberton : (2) 
Alison (died at Ford), daugh. of Sir Walter 
Riddell of that ilk, and had issue Janet 
(marr., cont. 23rd April 1697, Walter Home 
of Bassendean) : (3) Margaret, daugh. of 
Sir Robert Carr of Etal. [Wodrow s Hist., 
ii. 234, iii. 267-9 ; Douglas s Baronage, 468 ; 
Boston s Memoirs ; Act* of Parl., ix. ; 
Memoir of William Veitch ; Lee s Memorial ; 
Book of Kirkpn.t rick- Durham ; Stewart s 
Covenanters of Teviotdale, 77.] 

DANIEL MACKAY, a cadet of the 
Reay family ; educated at Glasgow 
Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
4th March, and ord. to Fort William 
20th Dec. 1692 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Inveraray, 4th June 1699 ; called 3rd, and 
adm. 25th Sept. 1707 ; died 10th Sept. 1731. 
He gave two silver Communion cups to 
the parish. He marr. a daugh. of John 
Cranstoun, min. of Ancrum, and had issue 
Anne (marr. as his second wife, 31st 
July 1743, John Rutherford, M.D., Professor 
of Medicine in the Univ. of Edinburgh). 

ravock ; licen. by Presb. of Inverness 25th 

July 1715; ord. to Rafford 19th April 

1716 ; trans, to Auldearn 12th May 1726 ; 

trans, to Elgin 5th May 1730; called 

5th Dec. 1733; trans, and adm. 20th 

June 1734; died 18th Sept, 1755. He 

marr. 3rd Dec. 1724, Mary (died 15th July 

1750), sister of David Dunbar of Dunphail, 

and had issue Christian, born 1726 ; 

I James, born 5th May 1728 ; William, born 

30th Jan. 1731 : Margaret, born 16th Sept, 

| 1734 ; John, born 7th March 1738. Publi- 

i cations Great Britain s Joy in Cod s 

Salvation, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1749); 

Sacramental Sermons (Edinburgh, 1771). 

[Morrison s Ann. ; Somerville s My Own 

Life and Times ; Tart s Two Centuries of 

Border Church Life.} 

JOHN DOUGLAS, licen. by Presb. of 
175g Perth 25th June 1740 ; adm. to Ken- 
more 23rd March 1743 ; pres. by 
George II. 2nd June 1756 ; trans, but not 
adm. till 28th July 1758; died 16th Nov. 
1768. A vigorous opposition to his settle 
ment gave rise to the Relief Church at 
Jedburgh. He marr. 26th April 1745, 
Beatrix (died 20th May 1754), daugh. of 

! Walter Ainslie, min. of Lundie and Fowlis, 
and had issue Robert, D.D., min. of 
Galashiels ; Beatrix, born 8th Dec. 1749 ; 
Arabella, born 23rd Feb. 1751 (marr. James 
Hay, min. of Roberton) ; Walter, Deputy 

| Adjutant-General, born 20th Feb. 1753, 
died in India. [Scots Mag., xviii.-xx. ; 
Morren s Annals, ii., 82 ; Somerville s My 
Own Life and Times, 170.] 

JAMES ROWAT [RUAT], M.A. ; licen. 
1732 ky ^ res1jl f Arbroath 8th Nov. 1704 ; ; 
ord. to Dunlop May 1709; pres. by ; 
George II. 25th Feb., trans, and adm. 20th . 
Sept. 1732; died 23rd June 1733. He ; 
marr., and had issue William, Professor j 
of Oriental Languages (1751-2) and of 
Ecclesiastical Hist. (1752-62) in the Univ. \ 
of Glasgow ; Jane. 

Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1704- 
1708 ; schoolmaster of Alves 1707- 
1709; chaplain to Hugh Rose of Kil- 


1769 ^ rom ^ av bole ; pres. by George III. 

25th Jan., and adm. 30th Nov. 1769 ; 

trans, to Lady Yester s Parish, Edinburgh, 

21st July 1772. 


Feb. 1741, son of William S., inin. 

of Hawick ; educated at Hawick and 

at the school of Duns, where he was under 

the care of his relative, Adam Dickson, 

min. of the parish, and at Edinburgh Univ., 

tutor to the son of Commissioner George 

Burges, of the Excise, Edinburgh, 1759-67 ; 




licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 28th Nov. 
1764 ; pres. by Sir Gilbert Elliot of Minto, 
Bart., to the parish of Minto, and ord. 24th 
April 1767. He was pres. to this charge 
by George HI. 27th .July 1772; adm. 
1st July 1773; D.D. (St Andrews, 17th 
July 178!)); chaplain to the King in Scot 
land in 1703: declined Chair of Church 
History in Univ. of Edinburgh in 1798 ; 
received a yearly pension of ,100 out 
of the royal exchequer : died FATHER 
OF THE CHURCH, 16th May 1830. He 
marr. 5th -June 1770, Martha (died 17th 
Dec. 180!)), daugh. of Samuel Charters, 
Solicitor of Customs, and had issue 
William, M.D., F.R.S., traveller, Principal 
Inspector of the Army Medical Board in 
England, physician to Chelsea Hospital, 
born 22nd April 1771 (marr., 18th May 1812, 
his cousin. Alary Fairfax [or Greig], the 
celebrated scientific writer [vide Personal 
Recollection*, by her daugh. Martha : Lon 
don, 1873]), died at Florence, 26th June 
1860; Christian, born 13th Dec. 1772 (marr. 
Walter Riddell, Friar s Glen), died 20th 
Sept. 1864; Samuel Charters, W.S., born 
27th May 1776, died 18th June 1825; 
Janet, born 13th April 1780 (marr. (1) 8th 
Dec. 1812 Joseph Pringle of Ferney Green, 
Westmoreland : (2) Major-General Henry 
Elliot of Rosebank), died 14th May 1863; 
Margaret, born 5th Dec. 1783 ; Martha, 
born 16th June 1785 (marr. William Ruther 
ford, writer, Jedburgh); James Burges, 
born 24th May 1787, died 8th Aug. 1787. 
Publications Candid Thoughts on Ameri 
can Independence (London, 1780) [which 
called forth a reply from Tod of Kirklands, 
entitled Consolatory Thoughts on American 
Independence]; The History of Political 
Transaction* and of Parties from the 
Restoration of King Charles II. to the 
Death of Kiwi William III. (London, 
1792) ; The History of Great Britain 
during the Reign of Queen Anne (London, 
1798); Observations on the Constitution 
and Present State of Britain (Edinburgh, 
1793); The Effects of the French Re 
volution with Respect to the Interest* of 
Humanity, Liberty, Religion, and Morality 
(Edinburgh, 1793) ; Five single Sermons 
(Kelso, 1792 : Hawick, 1825) ; Sermons 

(Edinburgh, 1813): My Own Life and 
Times, edited by William Lee, min. of 
Roxburgh (Edinburgh, 1861); Sermon V. 
(Scotch Prearher, ii., iii.) ; Accounts of Jed- 
burgh and of Ancrum (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 
\., x.) ; Sermon TIL (Gillan s Scot. Pulpit); 
article "Jedburgh" (Edinburgh Encylo- 
p j dia). [J/// Own Life and Times ; Annual 
Biography and Obituary, 1831, pp. 374-85 ; 
Anderson s - The Scottish Nation, iii., 49<i; 
The At/tension, 1861, 657; Diet. X<it. 


JOHN PURVES, born Rawburn, Long- 

f rmacus > 9tu J U ty 1800 > Son f l ete1 

P., farmer, and Margaret, daugh. of 
John Fairbairn, Halyburton ; educated at 
the parish schools of Ayton, Yarrow, and 
Lauder, and at the I niv. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lauder in 1823; 
assistant at Logie (Dunblane), and at 
Lady Glenorchy s Chapel, Edinburgh; ord. 
(assistant and successor) at Lady Glen 
orchy s, Edinburgh, 14th April 1826 ; pres. 
by William I\ 7 . in Oct., trans, and adm. 
8th Dec. 1830. Joined the Free Church ; 
min. of Jedburgh Free Church in 1843 ; 
LL.D. (Edin. 1875); died 18th Oct. 1877. 
He marr. 13th March 1827, Elizabeth (died 
6th June 1867), daugh. of Archibald Bonar, 
min. of Cramond, and had tssue Peter 
Charles, min. of St James U.F. Church, 
Edinburgh, born 4th March 1828, died. 14th 
Feb. 1914 ; Anne Bonar, born 26th May 
1829, died 6th April 1839 ; Archibald Bonar, 
born 24th March 1831, died 14th April 
1832; John Archibald, born 23rd Jan. 
1833, died Oct. 1876 ; Margaret, born 
26th Feb., and died 2nd March 1835 ; 
William, born 9th June 1836, died 4th 
May 1849; Margaret Elizabeth, born 8th 
May 1837, died Sept. 1851. Publications 
Sermon preached before S.P.C.A . (Edin 
burgh, 1832) ; Our Danger and Duty, 
two sermons (Edinburgh, 1832) ; Sermons 
touching some Points much Controverted at 
Present (Edinburgh, 1846) ; Happiness, its 
Elements and Means (Edinburgh, 1852) ; 
The Sustentation Fund, a speech (Edin 
burgh, 1855) ; No Condemnation (Kelso, 
2nd ed., 1876); Account of the Parish 
(Net Stat. Ace., iii.). [Walker s The 




Border Pulpit, 64 : The Border Almanac, 
1878 : Tait s Border Church Life, i., 329.] 

GEORGE RITCHIE, born 22nd Sept, 


Tarbolton : educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow : M.A. (1827) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Jedburgh loth Feb. 1832 : ord. to St 
Boswells 7th Aug. 1834; trans, and acini. 
21st Sept. 1843 ; D.D. (Edinburgh 1870) : 
Moderator of the General Assembly, 19th 
May 1870 : dem. 8th Nov. 1876 : died at 
Edinburgh, 29th May 1888. He marr. 20th 
March 1845, Elizabeth Bradfute (died 8th 
Dec. 1904), daugh. of John Dudgeon, Almond- 
hill, Kirkliston, and had issue Margaret 
Elizabeth, born 3rd Oct. 1846 (marr. (1) 
Thomas Rogers, inin. of the West Parish, 
Fraserburgh : (2) Robert Tenison Braith- 
waite) ; David George, M.A., LL.D., tutor of 
Balliol College, Oxford, Professor of Logic 
and Metaphysics, St Andrews Univ. (1894), 
editor of Early Letters of Jane Welsh 
Carli/le, born 26th Oct. 1853, died 3rd 
Feb. 1903 ; Elizabeth Christian, born 22nd 
March 1856 (marr. llth June 1884, David 
Scott, D.D., min. of Dakiel). 

DONALD MACLEOD, trans, from 
1877 Maxwell Parish, Glasgow, and adm. 
3rd May 1877 ; trans, to Crown 
Court Church, London, 17th May 1881. 

1881 trans - f rom North Leith, and adm. 
15th Dec. 1881 ; trans, to New Grey- 
friars, Edinburgh, 8th May 1890. 

18go B.D. ; trans, from Skermorlie, and 
adm. 20th Nov. 1890 ; trans, to West 
Parish, Aberdeen, 19th May 1896. 

1896 PATRICK, M.A., B.D. ; trans, from 
Dalbeattie, and adm. 22nd Oct. 
1896; trans, to Covan 29th June 1899. 


1899 korn 15t ^ ^ e ^- 1866 > son f Thomas 

D., min. of Bolton; educated at 

George Watson s College and Univ. of 


Edinburgh; M.A. (1887), B.D. (1890); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1890 ; ord. 
to Longformacus 12th July 1891 ; trans, to 
St Bernard s Parish, Edinburgh, 22nd Oct. 
1897 ; trans, and adm. 7th Dec. 1899. 
Marr. 24th May 1898, Lilian Louise, daugh. 
of Walter Landale, Bhangalpore, Bengal, 
India, and has issue Andrew Alastair 
Landale, born 4th Feb. 1902; Margaret 
Louise, born 4th Jan. 1905 ; Ronald 
Thomas, born 16th Oct. 1909. 


[Before the Reformation the Parish of 
Kirkton was a Rectory.] 

GEORGE DOUGLAS, M.A. : pros, to 
156g the parsonage and vicarage by James 
VF. 21st Jan. 1569: reader in 1574; 
min. in 1585 ; died before 2nd Dec. 1615 
[his name does not appear after 1585 in the 
Books of Assignation]. [Rey. Assi j.: Wod- 
ron M^iscdl., i., 376.] 

JOHN WATSON, son of Peter W., min. 
^ ^ s k> and Christian Stanehouse ; 
adm. before 14th Jan. 1588. [AV/. 
f Deeds, xxx., 282/>.] 


JAMES SCOTT, M.A. ; pres. by James 
1616 ^ ^ 2nc ^ ^ ec> 1615 > ac ^ m - probably in 


1616 : trans, to Tongland prior to 


1620 rews 1G1 ). : P res - lj y James VI. in 
May 1619. The Presb., 29th March 
1620, referred his collation and admission 
to the Bishop and Synod. He was a 
member of Assembly in 1638. He was 
murdered in his manse a day or two after 
the battle of Philiphaugh, 13th Sept, 1645, 
by some followers of Montrose, headed by 
William Murray, brother of Patrick, Earl 
of Tullibardinc. He was aged about 56. 
He marr. Margaret Lumsden, who survived 
him, with several children. They were 
under the necessity of several times petition 
ing Parliament for assistance. A daugh. 




marr. Thomas Turnbull of Tofts. [Acts 
Parl. ; Peterkin s Records.] 

ANDREW PRINGLE, M.A. : pros, by 
1646 ^ le ^ res ^- J (n e devoluio 29th July, 
and acini. 19th Aug. 1646 ; trans, to 
Castleton 3rd April 1650. 

GAVIN ELLIOT, M.A, (Edinburgh, 
1652 15th April 164r>) : adin. 3rd March 
1652 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
llth June, and Decreet of Privy Council 
1st Oct. 1662- died before 23rd May 
1678. He marr., and had issue Robert 
and William, both in Borthwickbrae. 


1664 anc ^ er F-> mm - f Hassendean ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, July 1642); pres. 
by Charles II. llth Nov., and inst. 22nd 
Dec. 1664 ; died in April 1683, aged about 
61. He marr. Anna Douglas, who died 
in Aug. 1681, and had issue Archibald ; 
Richard ; William, apprenticed to John 
Pringle, tailor, Edinburgh, in 1691 ; Mar 
garet (marr. 30th April 1702, James Merri- 
lees, writer, Edinburgh) ; Anna. [Reg. /See. 
Sig. ; Min.-look Key. Priv. Seal ; Edin. 
Guild Reg. ; Peebles Tests.] 

ALEXANDER BURNET, trans, from 

1684 Crossmichael ; pres. by Charles II. 

3rd Oct. 1683, and inst. 17th April 

1684 ; trans, to Second Charge, Canongate, 

13th Aug. 1685. 


son of Robert C., min. of Hawick ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh 1666); licen. by 
Presb. of Jedburgh 4th Feb. 1684 ; orcl. to 
Lochrutton 25th April 1684 ; pres. by James 
VII. 16th Sept. 1686; trans, and inst. llth 
April 1687 ; probably outed at the Revolu 
tion. He marr. Marion Turnbull, and 
had issue Robert, min. of Hawick ; John ; 
William. [Roxburgh #as., vii., 392 ; Min.- 
look Reg. Priv. Seal ; Hawick Sess. Reg. ; 
MS. Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

JOHN DOUGLAS, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1707 26th June 1699) ; licen. by Presb. of 

Jedburgh 7th March 1705; called 

20th July 1706; ord. 1st Jan. 1707; died 

unmarr. 17th Dec. 1750, aged about 71. 

ALEXANDER GLEN, pres. by George 
1751 II. 6th June, called 19th July, and 
ord. 25th Sept. 1751 ; trans, to 
Galashiels 7th Dec. 1757. 

THOMAS ELLIOT, pres. by George III. 
1758 31st Dec. 1757 ; ord. 12th May 1758 ; 
trans, to Cavers 23rd Nov. 1763. 

JAMES ERSKINE, pres. by George 
1764 III. 28th June 1763; ord. 2nd May 
1764 ; trans, to Roberton 29th July 


ander G. of Blairtown ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1748- 

52 ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 7th Sept. 

1768 ; pres. by George III. 20th Oct. 1774 ; 

ord. 1st March 1775; died 19th Jan. 1785. 

He marr. 27th Jan. 1758, Joan Pirrie [or 

Perrie], who died s.^>. 1st April 1793. 

JAMES HAY, trans, from Ettrick ; 
1785 pres. by George III. 19th March, 
and adm. 23rd Sept. 1785; trans, to 
Roberton 22nd Sept. 1786. 

1787 George III. 1st Nov. 1786; ord. 
21st March 1787 ; trans, to Hobkirk 
15th Oct. 1800. 

JOHN ELLIOT, nephew of Thomas 
lgol E., min. of Cavers ; licen. by Presb. 
of Jedburgh 26th July 1793 ; assistant 
at Cavers ; pres. by George III. 4th Nov. 
1800; ord. 28th Jan. 1801 ; died 1st Sept. 
1817, in his 68th year. He marr. 16th June 
1786, Jean Armstrong, who died 26th Feb. 
1828, and had issue Elizabeth, born 18th 
June 1792 ; Adam and Mary (twins), born 
22nd April 1794; Isobel, born 2nd Nov. 
1797. [Tombst.] 

ADAM LAIDLAW, licen. by Presb. of 
1818 Selkirk 13th Nov. 1778; ord. by 
Presbyterian Classis of Newcastle, 
15th Nov. 1782. as min. of a congregation 
at South Shields ; trans, to St James s, 
Silver Street, Newcastle, Feb. 1784; pres. 
to Southdean by George III. 18th July 
1809, but not settled owing to a com 
peting presentation ; pres. to this parish by 




George, Prince Regent, 6th Jan., and adra. 
28th Aug. 1818 ; died 1st April 1834, in his 
81st year. He inarr. 8th May 1780, Mary 
Laidlaw, who died 27th June 1849, and had 
issue William, born llth Feb. 1787 ; Adam, 
born 5th May 1788; Thomas, born 12th 
Nov. 1789; John Whitfield, born 16th 
July 1791; Robert, born 22nd June 1793; 
David, born 6th July 1798. 

cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Jedburgh 1st Oct. 1823 ; 

pres. by William IV. ; ord. 2nd Sept. 1834 ; 

died unmarr. 6th May 1857, in his 64th 

year. Publication Account of the Parish 

(Neiv Slat. Ace., iii.). 

GEORGE HUNTER, born Earlston, 
1857 24th July 1829, son of James H. 
and Margaret AVaugh ; educated at 
Earlston School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Earlston 3rd Feb. 1852 ; 
assistant at Linton, and at St Mary s, 
Hawick; ord. 14th Aug. 1857; died 23rd 
June 1881. He marr. 2nd June 1858, Ann 
Elizabeth (died s.j>. 21st Dec. 1875), sister 
of William Favey, Earlston, a native of 


DAVID CATHELS, M.A. ; ord. 22nd 
Feb. 1882 ; trans, to Hawick 18th 

May 1892. 

JOHN STUART, born Fife-Keith, 5th 
Oct. 1865, son of John Macpherson 
S. and Elizabeth Wright ; educated 
at Old Aberdeen Grammar School and 
Univ. of Aberdeen: M.A. (1887), B.D. 
(1890): licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 6th May 
1890 ; assistant at St Clement s Parish, Aber 
deen, and at Selkirk ; ord. 27th Sept. 1892 ; 
chaplain at Stobs Military Camp, 1903-12. 


[These parishes were united in 1690. 
Minto K church built close to Minto 
House survived till 1831. Its bell is pre 
served at Minto. In 1831 a new church 
was erected on another site at the village 
of Minto.] 

WILLIAM M GOWAN held the parson 
age and vicarage in 1575, but did not 
reside here, being also Commissary 
of Wigtown. He was ordered to remove 
to Minto, which he seems to have done 
in 1585. 

EDAVARD DICKSON, reader, 1576 to 
1576 1578. 

1579 ROBERT HAMILTON, reader. 

PATRICK BISHOP, M.A., min. in 1589 ; 
1589 trans, to Abbotrule about 1590. 


min. in 1601 : trans, to Hassendean 
in 1602. 

JAMES JOHNSTON, M.A. ; pres. by 

the Presb. jure dcvoluto 8th April 

1607 : suspended 19th Oct. 1607, for 

having been absent from two meetings of 

Synod ; dep. 21st Dec. 1608. He became 

min. of AVesterkirk in 1611. [/ . C. Reg., 

viii., 678 : Melrose I resb. Keg.} 

ADAM SCOTT, M.A., min. in 1608; 
trans, to Hawick in 1612. [Reg. 

. ., 




bur g l1 29th Jul y 160 )- ; adm " to 

Kirkmichael, Banffshire, 1601 ; trans. 
and adm. in 1609 ; died before 5th Aug. 1624. 
He marr., and had issue Andrew ; Helen. 
[Reg. Assig. ; Peebles Presb. Reg.} 

from Fettercairn, and adm. (assistant 
and successor) after 6th Oct. 1613 ; 

retrans. to Fettercairn after 10th March 


AA T ILLIAM MAXWELL, born 1600; 

M.A. (St Andrews 1620): pres. in 

Dec. 1624; adm. 20th April 1625; 

pres. to St Mary of the Lowes by Charles 

I. 13th Feb. 1641, but was not settled ; died 

8th Jan. 1651. He marr. Anna Inglis, who 

survived him with four children, "who 

lament his loss, and desire to follow his 

virtues." [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Tombst.} 





JAMES AIXSLIE, MA. (Edinburgh, 
1652 17th April 1039); called llth Jan., 
and inst. 9th Dec. 1052. Objection 
was taken against him that he was a Free 
mason, but the Assembly decided in his 
favour. The Presb. of Kelso, 24th Feb. 
1052, declared " that in their judgment 
there is neither sin nor scandal in that 
word, because in the purest times of this 
kirk, masons having that word have been 
ministers, that masons and men having that 
word have been and are day lie in our 
sessions, and many professors having that 
word are daylie admitted to the ordinances." 
He was deprived by Act of Parliament 1 1 th 
June, and Decreet of the Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1002, and was min. again in 1090. 
[AWso l } resb. Reg. ; Wodrow s Hist., i., 320.] 

FRANCIS SCOTT, M.A. ; pros, by John 
1664 Turnbull of Minto, and inst. 21st 
Dec. 1004 ; trans, to Hassenclean 
25th Dec. 1078. 

JAMES KIRKWOOD, born near Dun- 
bar about 1050 ; educated at Dunbar 
Grammar School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (1070) ; recommended for 
license by Presb. of Haddington 13th July 
1070 ; chaplain to Sir John Campbell of 
Glenorchy, afterwards first Earl of Bread- 
albane ; assistant at Wemyss ; pres. by 
Walter Riddell of Minto 25th Feb. ; coll. 
5th, and inst. 12th May 1079 ; deprived 
for not taking the Test after 1st Nov. 1081. 
He was probably indiilged at Colmonell, 
1082-3. In 1084, through his friendship with 
Gilbert Burnet, D.D., Bishop of Salisbury, 
he was inst. to the rectory of Astwick, 
Bedfordshire, from which he w T as ejected 
7th Jan. 1702, "for neglect in not abjuring 
according to the statute 13 & 14 William 
III. ;; He died about 1708, bequeathing his 
books and manuscripts to the Presb. of 
Dunbar. These (through the generosity of 
James Curdie Russell, D.D., min. of Camp- 
beltown) are now deposited in the Library 
of the General Assembly. Along with the 
Hon. Robert Boyle he circulated many 
copies of the Gaelic Scriptures throughout 
the Highlands, and spent much of his time 
in the promotion of parish libraries. 
Publications A Discourse of the Right 

Way of Improving our Time (London, 
1092) An Overture for Founding and 
Maintaining Bibliothecks in every Paroch 
throughout the Kingdom (Edinburgh, 1099 ; 
reprinted 1889) ; A Copy of a Letter anent 
a Project for erecting a Library in every 
Presbytery ) or at least every County in the 
Highlands (n.d.) : A New Family Jtook, or 
the True Interest of families (1090 ; 2nd 
ed., 1093). [Birch s Life of Bogle ; Library 
Chronicle, 1888, p. 110; Notes and Queries, 
3rd ser., v., 29 ; Life and Work, Dec. 1915 ; 
Assembly Reports (1910), p. 802.] 


1682 1)U1 "8 11 16 " r; ) j I )res - ky Thomas 
Rutherford of Minto, and inst. 2nd 
June 1082: he had a gift of the forfeited 
estate of Alexander Wishart, merchant 
burgess of Glasgow, from Charles II., Gth 
March 1085. He was pres. by James VII. 
to Sprouston 25th Feb. 1080, but was not 
settled ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
25th April 1090. He marr. Elizabeth 
Wishart, who died before 1709, and had 
issue Catherine (marr., cont. 10th March 
1709, Ninian Wishart, in Major-Gen. George 
Hamilton s Regiment). {Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., 15th April 1710; Reg. Sec. 8ig.; 
MS. Ace. of Min., 1089.] 

JAMES AIXSLIE, M.A., above noticed ; 
1690 restore d by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1090 ; died 10th July 1702, in 
his 95th year. He marr., and had issue 
a daugh. (marr. John Scott of Weens); 
Barbara (marr. John Ritchie, min. in 1703). 

WALTER AIXSLIE, M.A., nephew of 

1698 P rece d m g ; called in Nov. 1097 ; 

ord. (assistant and successor) 2nd 

March 1098 ; trans, to Lundie and Fowlis 

8th May 1701. 

JOHN RITCHIE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
17Q3 28th June 1097); licen. by Presb. 
of Jedburgh 23rd July 1701 ; called 
by the Prosb.jure devoluto 10th Feb., and 
ord. 10th May 1703; died llth Nov. 
1744, in his 75th year. He marr. Barbara, 
daugh. of James Ainslie, min. of this parish 




in 1690. She died 16th March 1715, aged 
45. To 

GEORGE KAY, M.A. ; trans, from Col- 
lessie ; pres. by Sir Gilbert Elliot of 
Minto, Bart., 1st Aug., and adm. 

(assistant and successor) 23rd Oct. 1741 ; 

trans, to Second Charge, Dysart, 8th 

Dec. 1743. 

GEORGE BRUCE, M.A. ; pres. by Sir- 
Gilbert Elliot of Minto, Bart., Oct. 
1744 ; ord. 6th Feb. 1745 : trans, to 
Dunbar 4th July 1766. 

Gilbert Elliot of Minto, Bart,, in 
Dec. 1766 ; ord. 24th April 1767 ; 
trans, to Jedburgh 1st July 1773. 



native of Northumberland ; some 
time a clergyman of the Church of 
England ; adm. min. of Pottergate Presby 
terian Church, Almvick, 1769 ; pres. by Sir 
Gilbert Elliot of Minto, Bart., 6th Nov. 
1773 ; adm. 6th April 1774 ; D.D. (Glasgow 
1786): died 9th Dec. 1826, in his 82nd 
year. He marr. 3rd June 1771, Margaret 
Ogle, who died 22nd Feb. 1836, and had 
issue Anne Lockhart, born 17th April 
1772 ; George Percy, born 10th Nov. 1773, 
died in Dominica, 1800; Margaret, born 
2nd April 1775; Isabella, born 29th Nov. 
1776; Anna Maria, born 1st July 1778; 
John, born 3rd June 1780, died 5th Aug. 
1781 ; John, born 24th Dec. 1781 ; Robert, 
born 30th Aug. 1783. Publication Ac 
count of the Parish (Sinclair s Mat. Ace., 
xix.).[Tombst. ; Bl&ir aHist.Presb.Church, 
Almvick; The Border Magazine, Feb. 1904.] 

DAVID AITKEN, born 17th Aug. 1796, 
son of Allan A. ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 28th March 1821 ; spent some 
time in study on the Continent ; pres. by 
Gilbert, Earl of Minto; ord. 14th Sept. 
1827 ; D.D. (Edinburgh, 8th July 1843). 
He declined the Chair of Divinity and 
Ecclesiastical History in the Univ. of 
Edinburgh in 1843 ; dem. 16th Nov. 1864 ; 
died 27th March 1875. He marr. 13th 

July 1836, Elizabeth (died s.p. 5th Oct. 
1869), daugh. of David Stodart of Easton. 
Publication Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., iii.). 

14th Dec. 1839, son of Peter M., 
LL.D., min. of North Berwick ; edu 
cated at Edinburgh Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1864), B.D. (1865) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunbar ; ord. 12th April 1865 ; 
died at Davos Platz, Switzerland, 3rd Jan. 
1893. He marr. 26th April 1865, Elizabeth 
Macdonald, daugh. of Eaglesfield Bradshaw 
Smith of Blackwood House, Dumfriesshire, 
and had issue an only daugh., Elizabeth 
Philadelphia Macdonald Lockhart, born 
8th Aug. 1866 (marr. 13th April 1893, 
William Higgin, Belfast). 

1878 Tillicoultry, 18th Feb. 1847, son of 
AVilliam G. and Isabella Dawson ; 
educated at Kinross Public School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1869), B.D. 
(1872) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1872; assistant at Bowden, Lasswade, and 
St Mary s, Partick ; ord. to Milton of 
Balgonie 28th Dec. 1876 ; trans, and adm. 
(assistant and successor) 19th June 1878 ; 
Lecturer on Church Music to the Divinity 
students of the Scottish Univs., 1912-14. 
Marr. 17th June 1885, Margaret Rankin 
Smith, and has issue William, B.A. 
(Cantab.), merchant, Japan, born 2nd April 
1886 ; Isabella Dawson, born 30th Sept. 
1887 ; Elizabeth Eleanor, born 14th April 
1889 ; Alexander, lieut. K.O.S.B., born 3rd 
Nov. 1895. Publications One of the com 
pilers of the Scottish Hymnal (1885) ; of 
The Scottish Anthem Book (1892); of 
the Church Hymnary (1898) ; of the Scot 
tish Mission Hymnbook (1912) ; assisted 
in the selection of Hymns, Ancient and 
Modern, ed. by Prof. William Henry Monk 


[The church, dedicated to St Mungo, 
belonged to the Abbey of Melrose. In 
1658 this parish was joined to Roberton, 




but was disjoined 5th July 1666. About 
1690 part of Hassenclean was annexed to 
Wilton, and the rest united to Minto. ] 

1574 JOHN SCOTT, reader. 

THOMAS NEWBIE, reader, 6th Dec. 
1576 1576 to 1580. 

JOHN BONAR, M.A. ; trans, from 
1594 Abbotrule, and adm. in 1594, Cavers, 
Kirkton, and Southdean being in the 
the charge. Perhaps he held also the bene 
fice of North Ronaldshay ; trans, to Qirthon 
about 1595. \_Reg. Assig.] 


William M. of Langtown : M.A. 
(Edinburgh 1598); adm. to Minto 
in 1601 ; pres. to the vicarage by James 
VI. 10th July 1602 ; dep. for various mis 
demeanours llth Jan. 1609. His widow 
was in a condition of poverty 15th Nov. 
1642. [Reg. Assig. ; Keho Presb. Re<j.~\ 

ALLAN LUNDIE, M.A. trans, from 

1610 Lessudden [St Boswells] ; pres. by 
James VI. 26th May, and adm. 

before 19th Dec. 1610 ; trans, to Channel- 
kirk after llth June 1611. 


1611 ^ onn M. f Currie ; pres. by James 
VI. 8th April 1611, and adm. soon 

after ; trans, to St Bathans [Tester] in 
1613. [Edin. Sas., viii., 104: Dalkeith 
Presb. Reg.] 

1Q18 in the parish; M.A. (St Andrews 
1603); adm. to Kailzie in 1613; 
pres. by James VI. in March, and adm. 
prior to 21st Oct. 1613. He signed a protest 
to Parliament in favour of the Liberties of 
the Kirk 27th June 1617. He died before 
13th Jan. 1665, when the Presb. met to value 
the church and manse, in order that the 
son of the deceased min. might have pay 
ment of what should be found due. He 
marr. Margaret Clark, and had issue- 
William of Huntlaw, served heir 9th May 
1665 ; Alexander, min. of Kirkton. [G. R. 
fnhib., 16th Feb. 1624; Reg. Assig.; Mel- 

rose Presb. Reg. ; Orig. Paroch. Scot., i. ; 
Inif. Ret. Roxburgh, 257.] 

WILLIAM MUSCHET, min. of Slains 

1664 m 163 " > P res k y Charles II., and 
hist. 30th Dec. 1664; died between 
8th May and 4th June 1678. He marr. 
(cont. 20th Dec. 1648) Christian, daugh. of 
William Hay, min. of Crimond, and had 
issue Gilbert, min. of Cumbernauld ; Mar 
garet ; William (lame of his right hand, 
of good and pious disposition, and much 
inclined to follow his studies), Presb. bursar 
7th Sept. 1670. \8lains Charters ; Min.- 
book Reg. Prir. Seal ; Stair s Dec. ; Morri 
son s Diet., vi. ; Reg. Sec. SigJ] 

FRANCIS SCOTT, probably son of 
1678 F ranc i s S., schoolmaster of the 
parish ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 14th July 
1659) ; inst. to Minto 21st Dec. 1664 ; pres. 
by Charles II. 1st Nov., and inst. 25th Dec 
1678 ; deprived by Privy Council, 29th Aug. 
1689, for not reading the Proclamation of 
the Estates, and for continuing to pray for 
James VII. after his abdication. He went 
to Hawick, where he died. A fragment of 
his tombstone was extant in 1879. He 
marr. Elspeth Buckholm, and had issue- 
James ; Francis, merchant, Hawick ; Mar 
garet ; Isobel. [Reg. Old Dec., iii. ; Reg. Sec. 
Sig.; Min. -book Reg. Priv. Seal ; Peterkin s 
Constitution of the Church ; Vernon s The 
Parish and Kirk of ffassendean.] 


[From 1165 to 1560 Oxnam belonged to 
the Abbey of Jedburgh. There were 
chapels in the parish at Plenderleith and 

JAMES AINSLIE, reader from 1574 to 
1574 1580. 

WILLIAM AINSLIE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
159g 10th Aug. 1595); min. in 1599; dep. 
in 1604. [Reg. Assig.] 


1Q10 burgh, 30th July 1597) ; adm. to 

Soutra in 1599 ; trans, to Aberdour 

in 1602; adm. (at Jedburgh) 25th March 




1610; pres. by James VI. 24th Oct. 1612; 
died before 10th Sept. 1623. He marr. 
Elspeth Borthwick (alive 19th Jan. 1656), 
and had issue David, apprenticed to 
Patrick Forbes, merchant, Edinburgh, 
1,3th Aug. W23.[Reg-A8sig.; Kirkcaldy 
and Dalkeith Presb. Regs. ; Stow Sess. Reg.] 

burgh, 30th June 1617); pres. by 
James VI. 19th Sept. 1623; adm. 
(at Jedburgh) 19th May 1624 ; died between 
30th April and 15th Dec. 1634, aged about 
37. He marr. Elizabeth Knox, who sur 
vived him, and had issue John ; Thomas. 
-[Roxburgh ,*., iv., 332; Reg. Sec. 

DAVID FOULIS, adm. to Bedrule 20th 
Oct. 1633; pres. by Charles I. 15th 
1634 Dec. 1634; trans, and adm. soon 
after; dep. April 1639 for contumacy in 
refusing to acknowledge the Glasgow As 
sembly of 1638. In 1662 he and his son 
John petitioned Parliament, showing how 
he had been " forced to abandon Scotland 
merely for his affection to the Royal 
authority, and for not taking the Covenant, 
leaving behind seven children to the charity 
of friends : being necessitate thereafter to 
depart the three kingdoms because of some 
expressions in a sermon at Hamburg in 
1654, against Cromwell, he was forced to 
retire to a private corner in England, where 
he has lived in a most miserable condition, 
being incapacitated to do anything either 
for his own or his children s livelihood. 11 
On the report of a committee, Parliament 
allowed him 100 sterling out of "the readiest 
of the vacant stipends." He is described 
as in Paddington, co. Middlesex, 1663. He 
marr. (name unknown), and had issue- 
James, apprenticed to Thomas Fleming, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 5th July 1648; 
John : and five others. [Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., vii., 524 ; Peterkin s Records ; Acts 
of Part., vii.] 

burgh, 1617; M.A. (St Andrews, 
llth May 1637); licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 25th Sept. 1639; adm. and 

inst. 1st July 1640; pres. by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 28th Oct. following ; died be 
tween 1st May and 18th Sept. 1644. He 
marr. (cont. 18th Aug. 1643) Margaret, 
daugh. of Andrew Riddell of that ilk ; she 
survived him. His four sisters were served 
heirs 3rd June 1662. Publication " Ane 
edifying narration of the sad, sweet exercise 
of soul, and of the blessed death of Dame 
Mary Rutherford, Lady Hundalie, and Mary 
M Kennell, cusin to the said lady, and her 
attender " (Wodrow s Anal., ii.). [Inq. Ret. 
(Jen., 4583 : Roxburgh Sas., ii., i. 110.] 

JOHN SCOTT, M.A. (Edinburgh, 25th 
July 1635) ; chaplain in England to 
the regiment of William, Earl of 
Lothian, 15th July 1642 ; pres. by Charles 
I. 13th Jan. 1645; adm. and inst. 23rd 
April following. He was a member of the 
Commission of Assembly in 1649 ; joined 
the Protesters in 1651 ; app. by the English 
Privy Council, 8th Aug. 1654, a commis 
sioner to authorise admissions to the 
ministry ; visited Ireland in 1656, and was 
one of ten ministers who congratulated 
Charles II. at the Restoration. Immedi 
ately afterwards (23rd Aug. 1660) he was 
imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle, and 
having subscribed the Remonstrance, had 
his stipend sequestrated by the Committee 
of Estates. He was released in 1661, but 
refused to conform to Episcopacy, and 
was deprived in 1662. In 1664 he was 
summoned before the Court of High 
Commission for taking part in a com 
munion service. He was granted indulg 
ence in his own charge, 3rd Aug. 1669, and 
was afterwards fined heavily, 31st July 
1673, for failing to observe the anniversary 
of the Restoration. He died 22nd Nov. 
1681, in his 66th year. He marr. Elizabeth 
Rae, who was buried in Greyfriars, Edin 
burgh, 12th Jan. 1687, and had issue Jean ; 
Margaret (marr. John Doull, writer, Edin 
burgh) ; Elizabeth; Barbara; all served 
heirs 31st March 1698 [Reg. Peebles Tests. ; 
Reg. Sec. Sig. ; South Leith Session Reg. ; 
Nicoll s and Lament s Diaries ; Wodrow s 
Hist., i., 222, 394; Livingston s Life; 
Reid s Ireland, ii., 305 (where he is errone 
ously called Smith) ; /w/. Set. Gen., 7962.] 



ROBERT HUME, M.A. (Edinburgh, 



]r th 

Keen, by Prcsb. 
of Lanark 17th April 1651 : adm. to 

son of Nmian H., min. of Sprouston) 
lubhcations-Joint author of preface to 
Boston s Crook />,, the Lot (Edinburgh 


* !/* n *.\ju I , civ I ill. LU 

Crawfordjohn in 1652 : pros, by Charles I]. 1737) : "Address to th 
8th March ; col . and inst. 14th May 1666 : foi ,l s Dying T> 
still mm. 30th Dec 1668. [AV//. ,SV. " 
Min.-book Re<i. 1 ,-ir. Seal 1 

Reader" (Craw- 

t.: Boston s 

1669 JOHN SCOTT, M.A. (see above). 

HUGH SCOTT, M.A., formerly of Bed- 

1672 rule > indulged by the Privy Council 

3rd Sept. 1672 : trans, to Galashiels 

1st Dec. that year. [Brown s ffixt. of t/ te 

JOHN AIXSLIE, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1682 1659 ) > Passed trials before the Presb. 
1st Feb. 1665 ; inst, to Hobkirk 2nd 
Aov. 1665; pres. 22nd July 1682: trans 
and inst, 21st Sept. 1682 ; dem. in 1690 
died in 1693, aged about 54. -[J//.,, -book 
Reg. Priv. Sea/ : MX. Arr. nf MH., 1689.] 

GEORGE GUTHRIE, called to Ban- 
1691 Oct - 1689 ; trans, and adm. after 
4th Aug. 1691 ; member of Assembly 
in 1692 ; died after 23rd March 1698. He 
marr. Elizabeth Tait, who survived him and 
had issue-an only son, William ; Margaret 
(marr., pro. 16th Feb, 1718, William Brown 
of Lmdsaylands). [Gen. R f r,. ,SV,,s> cvii 
187; EtUn. Rj. (Marr.).] 

ALEXANDER GOLDEN, born 1654 ; 
1700 son of Robert C., min. of Bunkle 
M.A. (Edinburgh 1675) ; min. of the 
Iresbytenan Church at Enniscorthy, Ire 
land ; adm. to Bunkle 7th Aug. 1690 
trans, to Duns in 1693 ; called Sept 1699 
trans, and adm. 8th May 1700; died 29th 
June 1738 He marr. 1687, Janet Hughes, 
who died June 1731, aged 69, and had issue 
-Cadwallader [vide Cadwallader Golden, 
by Alice Mapelsden Keys, New York 1906] 
M.D., botanist, author, Lieut-Governor of 
New York, born 17th Feb. 1688, died 28th 
Sept. 1776; [his son was a distinguished 
mathematician and natural philosopher 

I his grandson was sometime senator 

for the State of New York in the U S 

Congress]; Ebenezer; William, died in 

America ; James, min. of Whitsome ; Eliza- 

3th (marr. James Home of Billie, eldest 

1740 Pr ^b. of Jedburgh 3rd Jan. 1733 
assistant at Bowden : pros by 
William, Marquess of Lothian, Dec 1738 
orcl 7th May 1740; died 14th April 17 4 s 
in his 45th year. He marr. 8th Dec 1744 
Elizabeth (died 13th May 1787), daugh. of 
John Fisher, Housebyres, and had issue- 
James : 36hn.[Tombst.] 

THOMAS BOSTON, the younger, born 
1749 3ra April 1713, youngest son of 
Thomas B., min. of Ettrick- edu 
cated at home by his father and elder 
brother, afterwards at the Grammar School 
of Hawick and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen 
by Presb. of Selkirk 1st Aug. 1732, when 
he was a little over nineteen years of 
age: orcl. to Ettrick 4th April 1733 at 
the age of twenty: pres. by William 
Marquess of Lothian; trans, and adm 
10th May 1749. On a vacancy at Jed 
burgh m 1755, the Town Council, the 
elders, and a great majority of the people 
petitioned the Crown to appoint Boston 
liis was refused. A secession followed 
and a meeting-house was erected, of which 
)ston was inducted first min. 9th Dec 
1757. The Assembly, 30th May 1758 de 
clared him " incapable of receiving or ac 
cepting a presentation, and all ministers of 
the Church were prohibited from employ 
ing ^him to preach or perform any mini 
sterial office, or from being employed by 
him." The bulk of the parishioners of 
Jedburgh nocked to the new church, and 
in 1761 there was formed the Presb. of Re 
lief by Boston, Thomas Gillespie (formerly 
mm. of Carnock), and Thomas Colier of 
Colmsburgh, Boston being the first Modera 
tor. He died 13th Feb. 1767, and was 
buried within the tower of Jedburgh 
Abbey. He marr. 26th April 1738 
Elizabeth (died at Dysart, 21st June 1787) 
daugh. of Michael Anderson of Tushielaw 




and of Carter-hope, Tweedsmuir, and had 

issue Henrietta, born 3rd May 1739, died 
young; Thomas, born 8th May 1740, died 
young; Katherine, born 15th March 1741, 
died young; Henrietta, born 10th Aug. 
1742; Thomas, born 1st March 1744, died 
young ; Michael, min. of the belief Church, 
Falkirk, born 14th Oct. 1745, died 5th Feb. 
1785; John, born 27th June 1747, died 
young; Katherine, born 27th March 1749 
(marr. Alexander Simpson, M.D., licentiate 
of the Church of Scotland, min. successively 
of the Relief congregations at Bellshill, 
Duns, Pittenweem), died llth Aug. 1823 ; 
Christian, born 31st March 1750 (marr. 
Tucker Harris, M.D., Charleston, South 
Carolina), died 10th March 1818 ; Eliza 
beth, born 23rd Aug. 1751, died young; 
Elizabeth, born 7th Aug. 1752 ; Jane, born 
19th July 1753 (marr. Robert Paterson, min. 
of the Relief Church, Largo, afterwards of 
Biggar), died 8th Jan. 1821 ; Thomas, born 
3rd Nov. 1754 ; John, born 13th May 
1756 ; Margaret, born 31st Jan. 1758 (marr. 
William Campbell, licentiate of the Church 
of Scotland, min. of the Relief Church, 
Dysart), died 16th May 1830. Publications 
Four single Sermons (Edinburgh, 1745-62); 
Select Discourses on a Variety of Practical 
Subjects (Glasgow, 1768); Essays on Theo 
logical Subjects (1773); Select Sermons by 
Thomas Boston ami James Baine, Jf.A., with 
introductory essay by N. M Michael, D.D. 
(Edinburgh, 1850). [Boston s Memoirs ; 
Boston s A General Account of J/?/ Life (ed. 
George D. Low, 1908); Scots Mag., xix., 
xx. ; Somerville s Life ; Small s Hist, of 
U.P. Congregations, ii., 259 ; Tait s Border 
Church Life, i., 262; Craig-Brown s Sel 
kirkshire ; Grub s Eccles. Hist, of Scotland, 
iv., 79 ; Centenary of Boston Church, Jed- 
burgh ; Diet. Nat. BiogJ] 

1758 M.A. ; pres. by George II. 30th June 
1758; adm. 21st Sept. 1758; trans. 
to South Parish, Dundee, 3rd Aug. 1 763. 

17Q4 Presbyterian congregation in York 
shire ; pres. by George III. 25th 
Aug. 1763, and by William, Marquess of 

Lothian, 9th Dec. 1763 ; adm. 8th Feb. 
1764 : trans, to Morebattle 6th July 178(5. 

JOHN HUNTER, licen. by Presb. of 
1787 Selkirk 6th March 1781 ; pres. by 
George III. 19th July, and by 
William John, Marquess of Lothian, 2nd 
Sept. 1786 ; ord. 28th Feb. 1787 ; died 
unmarr. 15th Jan. 1830, in his 76th year. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., xi.). 

JAMES AVIGHT, born Midlem, Bowden. 
1830 1 ^ 8r> > son f George \V. ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Forfar 15th June 1814 : pres. 
by George IV., and ord. llth June 1830; 
died 3rd June 1859. He marr. 9th March 
1826, Mary Leslie, Jedburgh, who died 3rd 
Nov. 1867, and had issue George, min. of 
Wamphray : Mary Ann Leslie, born 21st 
Nov. 1827 (marr. 1855, Thomas Robson 
Scott of Newton), died 16th Sept. 1897 : 
John Rutherfurd, architect, Edinburgh, 
born 17th June 1829. Publication Ac 
count of the Parish (Ifetf Stat. Ace., in.). 

I WILLIAM BURNIE, born Corric, 
1859 Dumfriesshire, 12th Aug. 1834, third 
son of William B., farmer ; educated 
at Corrie School, and Univs. of Glasgow, 
Edinburgh, and St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of Lochmaben ; ord. 5th Oct. 1859 ; 
died 25th July 1884. He marr. 14th April 
1874, Margaret Anne, daugh. of William 
Riddick, Strandside, Colvend, and had 
issue Samuel Riddick, university tutor, 
born 7th Feb. 1875 ; Isabella Johnstone, 
born 26th Dec. 1876 (marr. 2nd Sept. 1895, 
Arthur Francis, M.D.); Annie Forrest, 
born 2nd Sept. 1878; William, engineer, 
born 20th April 1880; Margaret Helen, 
born 20th Nov. 1881 (marr. 1st Oct. 1902, 
Douglas Wall, M.D.); Charles Riddick, 
Shanghai Constabulary, born 4th March 

1885 burgh, 29th April 1859, son of George 
G., assistant-editor Edinburgh Even 
ing Courant, and Margaret Bryce ; educated 
at schools in Edinburgh and Univ. there ; 
M.A. (1880) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 




in 1883 ; assistant at Inveresk ; ord. 12th 
Feb. 1885. Marr. (1) 6th Sept. 1887, Mary 
Turner (died 20th Dec. 1888), daugh. of 
lames Simson, Viewfield, Melrose : (2) 28th 
April 1891, Jessie, daugh. of George Turn- 
bull, Hawick, and has issue ( onstance 
Mary, born 5th Feb. 1892 ; Hilda Agnes, 
born 20th Nov. 189:? : Peter Bryce, born 
2oth Sept, 1905. 


[In this parish are the remains of three 
ancient churches : (1) the original church 
of the parish, built in the twelfth century, 
in which the Scottish chiefs met before the 
battle of Otterburn (1388); (2) a church 
erected in 1690 ; and (3) a chapel at Letham. 
A new church, of early Gothic design, was 
opened in 1876. It contains a window to 
the memory of James Thomson, author of 
The Seasons, who spent his boyhood here. 
In 1777 a part of Abbotrule was added to 
this parish.] 

1567 1567. 

LYLE, M.A., exhorter in 

JOHN DOUGLAS, reader from 1574 to 
1574 1587. 

JOHN SCOTT, reader from 1579 to 
1579 1580. 

1580) : mentioned as min. in 1585. 


[Jier/. Assig.j 

ANDREW DOUGLAS, M.A., min. in 
1599 ; trans, to Hownam in 1605. 
[Rey. Assig.] 

GEORGE DOUGLAS, M.A. ; pres. by 

later, " to provide another kirk for him." 
Keg. Assi ff.] 

WILLIAM WEIR, M.A. ; pres. in July, 
and coll. Dec. 1609; adm. 18th 
Jan. 1610 ; trans, to Hobkirk in 
1626. [Reg. Astir/.] 


JAMES FISHER, adm. 6th Sept. 1626 ; 
trans, to St Mary of the Lowes in 

JOHN DAVIDSON, M.A. (St Andrews 

1628) ; pres. in April, and adm. after 

21st July 1635 ; deprived for noncon 

formity to Episcopacy 4th July 1666. He 

marr. Agnes Mitchell, who died 4th July 

1640, aged 30. [Wodrow s Hist] 

JOHN DARNGAVEL, M.A. ; pres. by 
1667 J ames > Marquess of Douglas, in 
Aug. 1667, and adm. soon after; 
trans, to Prestonkirk 24th March 1670. 

GEORGE BAPTIE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
19th July 1661); licen. by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 21st- Sept. 
1665 ; ord. by Robert Leighton, Bishop of 
Dunblane, 7th Nov. 1670, and inst. soon 
after. In Aug. 1676 he complained to the 
Privy Council of a riot directed against 
him, when letters were issued for the 
arrest of those engaged therein. He died 
March 1688, aged about 47. He marr., and 
had issue Magdalene (marr. 25th Jan. 
1709, Benjamin M Ewan, apothecary, Edin 
burgh) ; Elizabeth (marr. 26th Nov. 1718, 
David Crockat, wright, burgess of Edin 
burgh). [7?<?f/. Coll at. ; Peebles Tests.] 



(Edinburgh, 1st Aug. 1683); de 
prived by the Privy Council, 4th 
Sept. 1689, for neither reading the Pro 
clamation of the Estates nor praying for 

, Earl of Angus, Dec. 1607, William and Mary. [MS. Ace. of Min., 
having also charge of Hobkirk, to 1689 ; Peterkin s Constitution of the 

which he removed in 1608. 

[JAMES LOGAN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1Qog 22nd Feb. 1602) ; pres. by the Presb. 

jure devoluto 5th July 1609, but was 

not settled, the Presb. resolving, a week 


1690 ; pres. to Oxnam 1st June 1699, 
but not settled there ; trans, to 
Dundee 6th Sept. 1699. 




THOMAS THOMSON, born Ednam, 
17 about 1666, son of Andrew T. 
(descended from the family of 
Rousland, near Kinneil), gardener to 
Andrew Edmondstoune of Ednam ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(Aug. 1686); licen. by Presb. of Kelso 
17th June 1691 ; ord. to Ednam 12th 
July 1692 ; trans, and adm. 6th Xov. 
1700; died 9th Feb. 1716. He marr. (pro. 
6th Oct. 1693) Beatrix (died at Edinburgh, 
12th May 1725), of Widehope or Wideopen 
(a small property on Kale Water), daugh. of 
Alexander Trotter of Fogo, and Margaret, 
daugh. of William Home, progenitor of the 
Bassendean branch of that family, and had 
issue Andrew, born 1695; Alexander, born 
1697 ; Isobel, born 1699 ; James, bursar of 
the Presb., student in arts and divinity at 
Edinburgh Univ., 1715-24, author of The 
Reasons, born 7th or llth Sept. 1700, died 
27th Aug. 1748 ; Margaret ; Mary (marr. 
William Craig, merchant, Edinburgh), died 
1790 [her son, James Craig, architect, 
planned the New Town of Edinburgh] ; 
Elizabeth (marr. 16th Dec. 1740, Robert 
Bell, min. of Avendale) ; Jean (marr. Robert 
Thomson, master of the Grammar School 
of Lanark), died 3rd Sept. 1781 ; John, 
amanuensis to his brother, the poet, died 
23rd Sept. 1735. [Edin. Reg. (Bur.); Kirk- 
wood s Plea before the Kirk ; Burleigh s 
Ednam and its Indu ellers ; G. C. Macaulay s 
James Thomson ; M. Leon Morel s James 
Thomson, sa Vie et ses (Euvres (Paris, 
1895) ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Letter in The 
Times, 26th March 1894 ; The Border Maga 
zine, 1903 ; Hist. Ber. Nat. Club, xxii., 401.] 

[THOMAS LAIK [LECK], licen. by 
Presb. of Jedburgh 7th Feb. 1711; pres. 
by Archibald, Duke of Douglas, July 1716. 
The parishioners refused to sign his call, 
and the settlement was not effected. He 
became min. of a Presbyterian congregation, 
Longf ramlington , Northumberland . ] 

JOHN INGLIS, licen. by Presb. of 
1718 Selkirk 2nd Aug. 1711 ; pres. by 
Archibald, Duke of Douglas, and 
ord. 21st Aug. 1718; died unmarr. after 
6th April 1743. He left to his successors 
in the parish a library of 119 volumes. 

JOHN OLIVER, born 1707, youngest 
son of Thomas O., tenant in South- 
dean Mill ; licen. by Presb. of Jed- 
burgh 3rd Jan. 1733; assistant to preced 
ing min.: pres. by Archibald, Duke of 
Douglas, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
24th Nov. 1736 ; died 25th Nov. 1755. 
He marr. 29th Oct. 1740, Isobel (died in 
London, 21st Nov. 1774), daugh. of Edward 
Hall, of Whitelee, Redesdale, and had issue 
Elizabeth, born 25th Oct. 1741 ; Thomas, 
born 8th Sept, 1743 : Janet, born 29th 
March 1746 ; Edward, born 1st July 1754. 
[Ifist. Ber. Nat. did, (Ehdon Lairds), 
xxii., 221.] 

ROBERT MUIRHEAD, pros, by Archi- 

1756 bald, Duke of Douglas, and ord. 25th 

Aug. 1756 ; died 16th Dec. 1784, in 

his 78th year. He marr. 22nd Sept. 1779, 

Elizabeth Ainslie, who died 20th April 1800. 

WILLIAM SCOTT, born 23rd July 1735, 
1*785 son ^ ^ Ta ^ er S- of Nether Bonchester, 
and Helen Turnbull ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dalkeith 2nd Dec. 1760 ; ord. by the 
Presbyterian Classis, Newcastle, 6th Oct. 
1762, to Ravingstondale ; adm. 26th Dec. 
1764 to Abbotrule, and to this charge 5th 
Jan. 1785 ; died 14th May 1809. He marr. 
2nd July 1766, Sybil (died at Edinburgh, 
7th Feb. 1822), daugh. of John Henderson 
of Lockholm, Westmoreland, and had issue 
AValter, born 15th April 1767 ; John, born 
8th March 1769; Thomas, born 29th May 
1773; Adam, insurance broker, London, 
born 29th June 1775, assumed the name of 
Elliot [Scott-Elliot] on succeeding, through 
his wife, to the estate of Arkleton, died 
in Edinburgh, in Dec. 1821 ; Anne Nancy, 
born 15th July 1771 (marr. (1) - - Reid : 
(2) Charles Baxter, Edinburgh) ; William, 
born 27th Sept. 1779 ; Robert Hewitson, 
born 13th March 1785, died young. Publi 
cation Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., xii.). [Anna/s of a Border 
Club, 231.] 

JOHN RICHMOND, born 21st Aug. 
1784, son of James R., D.D., min. of 
Irvine ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow ; Snell Exhibitioner, 1804 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine 1st Aug. 1809; pres. by 




Archibald, Lord Douglas (in whose family 
at Douglas Castle he had been tutor), 3rd 
Aug. 1809 ; ord. 19th April 110. He 
retired to St Andre \vs in 1847, and sub 
sequently to Edinburgh, where he died 
21st Jan. 1854. He inarr. 28th April 1825, 
Catherine (died 25th May 1887, aged 89), 
daugh. of Captain George Mitchell of 
Lord Macdonald s Fencibles, and had issue 
Isabella Georgina, born 24th Oct. 1828, 
died unniarr. IGth April 1894; Margaret 
Cunningham, born 4th April 1831, died 
unmarr. 19th July 1894; James, Kippenross, 
Dunblane, sheep farmer and proprietor, 
Australia, born 1st Nov. 1834; John, born 
17th May 183G, died 25th Feb. 1838; 
George Mitchell, lieut. 12th Native In 
fantry, India, born 20th Xov. 1839, killed 
in action near Peshawar, 26th Oct. 1863; 
Catherine, died in infancy. Publications 
() /( t<> th<- ^[cm l|i/ of Thomson [author of 
Tin Seasons], in- the- Temple of the Jfuses 
at Dri/burt/h Ahbei/ (Edinburgh, 1818); A 
Sermon on fie/jufar Attendance, on Divine 
Worship, in Connexion with the Spirit of 
the Times (Jedburgh, 1820); Account of 
the Parish (New Sta-t. Ace., Hi.). He left 
numerous poems in a MS. book, possessed 
by his son James. [AddisoiVs The Snell 
Exhibit-io-M, Glasgow, 1901]. 

JOHN MATE, born Paisley, 31st March 
1847 1^22, third son of John M. ; edu 
cated at Paisley Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley in 1845 ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 18th March 1847; D.D. (Glas 
gow 1887) : died 27th Jan. 1902. He marr. 
19th July 1871, Agnes (died s.p. 27th Nov. 
1900), daugh. of George Grant, Glasgow. 
She founded in 1885 the George Grant, 
Junior, Bursary in the Univ. of Glasgow. 
Publications Memorial Sermon preached 
in the Old Parish Church of Southdean 
(1876) ; Sermon on the. Life and Character 
of Jane Grant (Hawick, 1883); Sermon on 
the Life and Character of James Steu*art, 
Min. of Wilton (Hawick, 1886) ; Pulpit 
Memorial of the Life and Character of the 
late Rev. John MacRae, D.D., Min. of 
Ha wick (Hawick, 1892). [The Border 
Magazine, April 1897.] 



19 2 trans - to 
Charge, Haddington, 4th Oct. 1906. 

JOHN RYRTK S PENCE, born Helens- 
1907 burgh 29th Feb. 1880, son of James 
S. and Jane Ryrie ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1902), B.D. 
(1905) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1905 ; assistant at South Leith ; ord. 22nd 
March 1907. Marr. 9th June 1901), Janet, 
daugh. of James Currie, and has issue 
James, born 13th Aug. 1911. 


[There was a chapel at Caerlanrig from 
1715, supplied by licentiates. The parish 
of Teviothead was erected quoad omnia, 
20th Feb. 1850, consisting of the southern 
part of Cavers. It includes the sites of 
three ancient chapels : St Mary s at Caer 
lanrig, St Cuthbert s on the Slitrig Water, 
and the Chapel of the Cross.] 


JOHN LAURIE, M.A. (afterwards of 
1738 Middlebie. 

ANDREW WALKER (afterwards of 
1745 Ettrick). 

1750 Oct. 1750 (afterwards of Castleton). 

PATRICK KERR (after - history un- 
1757 known). 

JAMES ERSKINE (afterwards of St 

1763 Boswells). 

JOHN RICCALTOUN (afterwards of 

1764 Hobkirk). 

CHARLES PATON (afterwards of 
1780 Ettrick). 

JAMES SANSON (afterwards of Lead- 
1785 hills). 

THOMAS DYCE, son of William D., 

1792 rector f tne Grammar School of 

Hawick ; educated at St Andrews 

Univ. ; app. in 1792. He is described as 




having been "a man of some learning, 
talent, and a vast amount of eccentricity." 
He became insane, and retired to Hawick, 
where he died. His wife, a Roman Catholic 
lady, died in 1859, aged 90. [Trans. 
Hawick Archa j ol. Soc., 1868.] 

ROBERT S H A W, app. July 1804 ; 
ord. 10th June 1807 ; (afterwards of 
1804 Ewes). 

JOSEPH THOMSON (afterwards of 
1817 Ednam). 

GAWIN TURNBULL, born Brieryhill, 
Hawick, 1800 ; died at Hawick, 1st 
March 1832. Publication A Sermon 
on Meekness (Hawick, 1832). 


Sorbie, Ewes, Dumfriesshire, 23rd 
Sept. 1797, son of Robert R., 
shepherd, and Agnes Scott. He was a 
shepherd until his 19th year, when he 
resolved to study for the ministry ; edu 
cated at Biggar School and Univs. of Edin 
burgh and St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Biggar in 1830 ; app. to Caerlanrig Chapel 
in 1832. In 1842 he suffered from mental 
trouble, and relinquished his pastoral work. 
He died at Teviothead Cottage, 30th July 
1870. As author of "Scotland Yet," and 
other lyrics, Riddell occupies a notable 
place among Scottish minor poets. He 
marr. 1833, Eliza (born 18th July 1796, died 
29th May 1875), daugh. of William Clark, 
merchant, Biggar, and had issue Walter 
Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, Hongkong 
and Shanghai Bank, born llth July 1834, 
died in London, 4th April 1877 ; Robert, 
sheep farmer, Australia, born in 1836, died 
in 1887 ; William Brown Clark, student, 
and a poet of some promise, born 16th Dec. 
1836, died 6th July 1856 [vide Rogers 
Modern Scottish Minstrel]. Publications 
Stanzas on the Death of Lord Byron 
(Edinburgh, 1825) ; Sonys of the Ark (Edin 
burgh, 1831) ; The Christian Politician, or 
the Ri(jht Way of Thinking (Edinburgh, 
1844) ; Poems, Songs, and Miscellaneoiis 
Pieces (Edinburgh, 1847); "Biography of 
the Ettrick Shepherd" (Hogg s Weekly 

Instructor, 1847); "Store-Farming in the 
South of Scotland" (Scottish Agricultural. 
Journal, 1848-9); "Foot-Rot in Sheep" 
(Highland Soc. Proc.) ; translations of the 
Gospel of St Matthew and the Book of 
Psalms into Lowland Scottish for Prince 
Louis Lucien Bonaparte (printed privately, 
1855 and 1857) ; contributions to Trans 
actions of Hawick Archaeological Society: 
"Account of Cavers (Sinclair s Stat. Ace.), 
He left in MS. " Malcolm of Wharden ;: (a 
poem), "Melvina of Eller," "The Dutiful 
Daughter " (a drama, in five acts), and 
many other papers. [Autobiography and 
Memoir, by James Brydon, M.D., prefixed 
to Poetical Works ; Memoir, by W. S. 
Crockett, in Scotland Yet, and, Other J>m-,s 
(Centenary edition) ; Nodes Ambrosiana 
(March 1825); Goodfellow s Border Biog 
raphy ; Centenary Celebration ; Masonic 
Celebration , The Poets of Dumfriesshire 
230; Trans. Jlawick Ardia-il. Soc., 10 : 
Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

WILLIAM LAMB (afterwards of 
1843 Ednam). 

DANIEL M NEE (afterwards of Hamil- 
1847 ^ On Canada ; returned to Scotland, 
and died in Edinburgh about 1860.) 

JAMES DUNCAN, born Denholm, 23rd 
185Q Jan. 1805, son of James D., min. of 
the Cameronian Church there, and 
Isabella Scott ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; ord. first min. of the parish 24th 
July 1850; dep. 27th May 1853; died un- 
marr. at Denholm, 29th Nov. 1861. Publi 
cations Catalogue of Coleoptcra in Ento- 
/nologia Edinensis (Edin. 1834); vols. i. to 
vii. of Entomology in Jardine s Naturalists 
Librarn ; Letter to Members of the Church, 
and Inhabitants of the Parish of Teviot 
head (Hawick, 1853). He assisted Alex 
ander Jeffrey in the preparation of The 
History and Antiquities of Roxburghshire, 
writing the chapters on Geology, Botany, 
and Natural History. He indexed the 
Encyclopaedia Britannica, and at his 
death had in preparation a Life of John 
Leyden. [Hist. Her. Nat. Club, 1863- 




ROBERT YOUNG, born Covington, 
Lanarkshire, son of James Y., school 
master, and Margaret Ferguson ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lanark ; assistant at Selkirk ; 
ord. 20th Jan. 1854 ; died unmarr., 26th 
May 1884. Publications -Episcopal Ten 
dencies (Edinburgh, 1864) ; Henry Scott 
Rid dell : Notes and Reminiscences (Hawick, 
1875) ; On the, History of Education in 
Scotland (Hawick, 1879) ; The BuccleucJi, 
ISook, with special reference, to Allanhaugh 
(Hawick, n.d.). 

30th Nov. 1827, youngest son of 
Robert C., D.D., min. of Johnstone 
in Annandale ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; ord. to Johnstone 19th March 
1852; res. 2nd Oct. 1854; chaplain at 
Bombay, 1854-8: adm. to Kirkpatrick- 
Juxta 13th Oct. 1865 ; res. 26th Oct. 1876 ; 
resident in Edinburgh without a charge, 
1876-84 ; adm. to this parish 5th Sept. 
1884; res. 6th Jan. 1887; died in Edin 
burgh, 5th Jan. 1888. He marr. 16th Sept. 
1859, Helen (died 26th Sept. 1873), second 
daugh. of James Brown, C.A., Edinburgh, 
and Ann M Kerrell, and had issue Alice 
Mary, born 23rd Aug. 1860 ; Annie Edith, 
sometime missionary of the Free Church 
at Calcutta, born 18th Dec. 1862; Robert 
Francis, born 23rd June 1864, died 22nd 
May 1902; Constance Helen, born 29th 
July 1865, died unmarr. 25th Aug. 1884; 
Marion, born 4th Nov. 1867 (marr. 15th 
April 1891, Colonel Charles Robert Dyer, 
Middlesex Regt.) ; William, born 14th 
Nov. 1868, died 12th May 1899. 

1887 WIDDIE, born Woodhead, Penpont, 
31st Jan. 1855, son of John D., 
farmer, and Agnes Gordon; educated at 
Morton School, and at Bathgate, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1878); licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1882 ; assistant 
at Dalziel and at Hawick ; ord. 10th May 
1887. Marr. 14th June 1892, Sophie 
Antoinette, daugh. of Frederick Henry 
Thorold, Priestfield, Hawick, and has issue 
Sophie Agnes, born 22nd June 1893; 

John Frederick, born 4th May 1895, killed 
in action in Flanders, 9th May 1915; Janet 
Crow, born 28th July 1896, died 12th Feb. 
1912; Archibald Hutton, born 24th July 
1898: Dorothy Mary, born 14th Sept. 
1900: Henry Thorold, born 28th Nov. 
1902 ; Frances Margaret, born 7th July 


[Previous to the Reformation the Rectory 
of Wilton belonged to the Archbishop of 
Glasgow. It was proposed to remove the 
kirk to Borthwick Water, 19th June 1650. 
A new church was opened 24th Nov. 1861. 
In 1908 this was wholly remodelled and 
enlarged by the building of two transepts 
and a chancel. (Vide Trans. Scot. Ecclesiol. 
>S or., 1910-11).] 

JOHN LANGLANDS, reader from 1574 
to 1585 ; dep. from the parsonage 
and vicarage before 1590. He marr., 
and had issue William, served heir 14th 
July 1612 ; Bessie (marr. Adam, brother 
of William Scott of Burnhead). [d. R. 
Inhib., 24th July 1624 ; Reg. Assig. ; In<j. 
Ret. Roxburgh, 336 ; j\"eu> Stat. Ace., iii.] 

WILLIAM CLERK, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1602 1595 ) j P res - to Cavers 8th June 1601 ; 
pres. to this charge by Sir Walter 
Scott of Buccleuch 30th Dec. 1601 ; trans, 
and adm. in 1602; declined a call to 
Castleton April 1607. He was pres. to 
Kirk Borthwick, and was desired to give 
half of the stipend to Francis Makgill [a 
licentiate of the Presb., afterwards min. 
of Kirkmichael], 10th June 1612 ; died 
before 30th April 1641. He marr. a lady 
who survived him, and had issue Andrew ; 
William, admitted burgess of Hawick, 1640. 
[Reg. Assig. ; Bannat-t/ne Misccll., iii. ; 
Memories of Hawick, 145.] 

JOHN LANGLANDS, brother of Lang- 
164 lands of that ilk ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
26th July 1634) ; one of the masters 
of Edinburgh High School 13th April 1638 ; 
pres. by Francis, Earl of Buccleuch, and 
adm. 30th April 1641. He desired, 6th July 




1642, either to be relieved of Kirk Borth- 
wick, or that he might have a stipend out 
of it. Refusing to conform to Episcopacy, 
he was confined to the parish in 1662 ; 
had sasine of the lands of Haining 10th 
Jan. 1664. He is still referred to as min. 
28th April 1669 ; was probably deprived 
on account of the Test, and died before 
1690. The extent of Wilton Globe is said 
to be owing to the fact that his brother 
granted to the parish eighty acres of the 
land known as Wilton Mains. He marr., 
and had issue George, died March 1689 ; 
James; Anna (marr. Henry Haswell, Crail- 
ing) ; Esther (marr. Adam Scott in Gala- 
law) ; Elizabeth (marr. William Mackie, 
Dunbar) : Margaret (marr. William Elphin- 
stone, Hartshaugh) ; Marion (marr. Walter 
Leathead, portioner of Lilliesleaf) ; Agnes 
(marr. Robert Elliot of Rig) : Rebecca ; 
Janet ; Walter ; Robert, died between 1665 
and 1668 ; and probably John, min. of 
Hawick. [(, . R. Horning s, 31st Dec. 
1668 ; Peebles Tests. ; New <len. Rerj, Sets., 
vii. ; Steven s Higli, School Edinburgh; 
Wodrow s Hist. \ Inq. Ret. (Jen., 7156, 
7574 ; The Family of Langlands of that 
Ilk (Hawick ArchseoL Soc., 1901).] 

JOHN STEWART, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1683 26th July 1670); pres. by Arthur, 
Archbishop of Glasgow jure devoluto 
in Jan., and inst. 28th Feb. 1683, and also 
to Kirk Borthwick 28th Feb. 1688 ; deprived 
by the Privy Council, 17th Sept. 1689, for 
neither reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates nor praying for William and Mary. 
He marr. Margaret Forbes, alive 24th Feb. 
1706, recommended for charity by the Kirk 
Sessions of Jedburgh and Arngask. [Arn- 
gask Sess. Reg. ; Peterkin s Constitution of 
the Church ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

1694 orc * 18t k April 1694; trans, to 
Hawick 4th June 1712. 


1713 1682 ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 30th April 

1700) ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith ; 

called Nov. 1712; ord. 13th May 1713; 

died 15th May 1737. He marr. 4th March 

1716, Helen (died 14th Feb. 1751), daugh. 
of John Riddell of Muselee, and had issue 
David, died 1720, aged 2. Publications 
Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom 
of G od, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1731) ; .1 
Short Manual against the Infidelity of 
this Age (Edinburgh, 1734); Zioris Trav 
eller, or the Soul s J rogress to Heaven 
(Edinburgh, 1743); Works of [W. C.], 2 
vols. (Edinburgh, 1748); Dying Thong Ids 
(Hawick, 1814). - - [Stark s IHog. Diet.-, 
Tombst. ; Sinton s Hawick Bibliography.] 

JAMES SIMPSON, born 1708, son of 
1738 J nn S., min. of Morebattlc ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Jedburgh 4th May 1737 ; pres. 
by Francis, Duke of Buccleuch, 28th June 
1737 ; ord. 22nd Feb. 1738 ; died 21st Aug. 
1771. He marr. 1st April 1743, Anne (died 
14th Aug. 1782), second daugh. of John 
Cranstoun, min. of Ancrum, and had issue 
William, min. of the Tron Parish, Edin 
burgh ; John, born 12th Sept. 1745, died 
16th June 1747; David of Teviotbank, 
born 24th June 1747; James, born 14th 
June 1748; Anne, born 27th Nov. 1749, 
died 24th March 1751 ; Andrew, born 3rd 
May 1751, died 8th Nov. 1752 ; John, born 
29th Sept. 1752. [Tombst.] 


SAMUEL CHARTERS of Luscar, born 
1742, eldest son of Thomas C., min. 
of Inverkeithing, and Christian, 
daugh. of James Wardlaw of Luscar ; suc 
ceeded his grandmother, Jean Morris or 
Wardlaw, in the estate of Luscar about 
1756 ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 28th Nov. 1764; 
resided in Rotterdam for some time ; ord. 
to Kincardine-in-Menteith 12th Jan. 1769 ; 
pres. by Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, Nov. 
1771 ; trans, and adm. 19th Feb. 1772 ; 
declined the Chair of Moral Philosophy at 
Glasgow, in succession to Adam Smith ; 
D.D. (Glasgow, 4th Dec. 1789); died 18th 
June 1825. " Slow, grave, and solemn in his 
manner, though delightful and instructive 
as a companion, and warm-hearted as a 
friend, he was a noble specimen of an 
ecclesiastic of the ancient days, whose 
chief pleasure was to instruct and elevate 




the mind of his hearers." He marr. 25th 
Aug. 1786, Margaret, claugh. of Robert 
Scott of Burnhead. She was proprietrix 
of the estate of Crawhill (now Burngrove), 
and at her death, s.p., 17th Nov. 1815, 
she left her husband an annuity of 
300. Publications Sermon preached lie- 
fore t/te S.P.C.K. (Edinburgh, 1779): A 
Senixm on Iiiteri a^inii, nd an Instruction 
concerning Oaths (Hawick, 1785; 2nd ed., 
that year ; 3rd edition, 1786) ; A Sermon 
on Af-m-s (Edinburgh, 1788 ; 3rd ed., 1795); 
Sermon -preached before the Society for the 
Sons <>f the Cler</>/ (Edinburgh, 1798); 
Sermons and Meditations stilted to the 
Lord * Supper (Hawick, 1807) ; Sermons, 
a new edition (Hawick, 1807); Sermons, 
2 vols. (Hawick, 1809; new edition, 1816); 
An Historical /Sermon on the Revolution, 
1688 (Hawick, 1812); Sermon on Uack- 
sUdiny (Hawick, 1812); Sermon on- the 
Duty of Makimj a Testament ; to which ts 
added the Form of a, Testament, with Direc 
tion?, for makimj it valid, according to the 
Lav of Scotland (Hawick, 1812) ; An Essay 
on JiasJifulness, anon. (HaAvick, 1815); A 
Sermon on Devout Retirement (Hawick, 
1825) ; Sermon II. (Gillan s Scottish 
Pulpit) ; Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
titat.Acc., xv.). [Somerville s My Own Life 
and Times, and Funeral Sermon ; AYilson s 
// / trick ; Conolly s Eminent Jfen of Fife ; 
The Border Treasury, 1874; Hunter s 
Miscellany ; Works of Dr Chalmers, xii., 
564; Trans. Hawick Archceol. Soc., 1864; 
Sinton s Hawick Bibliography] 

DAVID STEVENSON, born Glasgow, 

1826 14tl1 Sept> 1784 son of David S< and 
Jean Renton ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow ; schoolmaster of West Linton in 
1810 ; licen. by Presb. of Peebles 6th Aug. 
1817 ; pres. by Walter Francis, Duke 
of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and his 
trustees, 4th Nov. 1825; orcl. 12th May 
1826 ; died 18th April 1851. He marr. 5th 
April 1809, Christian (died 4th Feb. 1875), 
daugh. of William Taylor, farmer, Lass- 
wade, and had issue William, merchant, 
born 4th April 1810, died at Fort Wayne, 
U.S.A., March 1857; Archibald Forrester, 
surgeon, born 25th Aug. 1811, died 29th 

July 1847: Jane, born 6th April 1813 
(marr. 1840, James Farish. merchant, Mon 
treal), died 12th Sept, 1843: Alexander, 
surgeon, born 19th Feb. 1815, died 18th 
Jan. 1841 ; Thomas, H.M. Customs, born 
16th June 1817, died 4th Feb. 1878 ; James, 
merchant, born 24th May 1819, died 23rd 
Sept. 1844 ; Catherine, died in infancy ; 
Anne, born 26th April 1821, died 26th 
April 1891 ; Christian Buchanan, born 7th 
Oct. 1823. died 25th June 1887: Robert 
Dundas, surgeon, born 23rd May 1827, died 
21st Feb. 1858: Catherine Forrester, born 
31st Jan. 1829, died 19th Dec. 1837 ; 
Charles Findlater, min. of Barry, born 
23rd April 1831 : Ellen, born 13th March 
1833, died 10th Jan. 1852. Publications 
Two Sermons preached on the Death of 
the Rev. James StracJian [min. of Cavers] 
(Edinburgh, 1840); Sermons on Important 
Subjects, Doct i- in-l nd- Practical (Edin 
burgh, 1841); Account of the Parish (Xev 
Stat. Ace., iii.). 

JAMES STEWART, born Stirling, 30th 
Jan. 1821, second son of David S. 
and Janet Galloway ; educated at 
Stirling schools and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Stirling ; assistant at 
Largs ; ord. to St Mary s, Dumfries, 22nd 
March 1849 ; trans, and adm. 25th Sept. 
1851; died 17th Oct. 1886. He marr. 
22nd May 1855, Isabella (died 28th Oct. 
1908), daugh. of James Reid, Wellfield, 
and had issue Elizabeth Whiteman, born 
29th March 1856; Isabella Reid, born 
16th June 1857 ; David Charles, born 17th 
Jan. 1859 ; James Reid, born 6th Sept, 
1861 ; Catherine, born llth April 1863 ; 
John, born Dec. 1865 ; Eleanora, born 
Sept. 1869. Publications Wilton Sabbath 
School Hymnal (Hawick, 1877) ; Last 
Sermon preached in Wilton Church, 12th 
Sept. 1886 (Hawick, 1886). [Funend 
Sermon by John Mair, D.D.] 

gow, 26th Nov. 1856, son of Thomas 
W. and Catherine Mary Relton ; edu 
cated at Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1876) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1878 ; assistant at Barony Parish, Glasgow ; 




ord. to Morton 1st July 18*79 ; trans, to 
Greenside Parish, Edinburgh, 10th July 
1884 ; trans, and adm. 18th May 1887. 
Served as chaplain to the Forces in the 
South African War, 1900 ; mentioned in 
Lord Roberts s despatches, 1901 ; took 
charge of St Andrew s Church. Simla, 
1905 ; chaplain K.O.S.B. (T.I).), 1912 : D.D. 
(Glasgow 1913). Marr. 8th Sept. 1903, 
Georgina Underwood Fiddes, daugh. of 
John Fiddes Wilson. Publications 

Prophecy and Poetry: a Sermon on the 
Death of Lord Tennyson, (Hawick, 1892); 
Spiritual Weapons of War (Hawick, 1895) ; 
The Foundation JKock of the Church, Synod 
sermon (Hawick, 1896); Patriotism, a 
sermon (Hawick, 1897); Not Peace, but a 
Sivord, a sermon (Hawick, 1899) ; Hardship 
and Character, a sermon (Hawick, 1904); 
The Soldiers of the Cross, a sermon 
(Hawick, 1907). 




[Disjoined from the Presbytery of Melrose or Selkirk, and, along with Gordon and 
Smailholm from the Presbytery of Kclso, erected by George, Archbishop of St Andrews, 
in 1613 The Presbytery of Melrose sent two of its number, 29th Aug. 1615, to wait on 
the succeeding bishop, "that they may suit for the returning of their brother of Ersilton 
to our Presb a-ain," but without effect. The seat of Presbytery was transferred to 
Lauder by the General Assembly, 31st May 1768, but was restored to Earlston in 1876. 
The Kegister begins 5th March 1691.] 


[The original church is believed to have 
been built between the seventh century and 
the ninth. The monks of Dryburgh (circa 
1248) claimed that it was the mother and 
parish church of the whole of Lauderdale. 
It was built in honour of St Cuthbert, and 
named Childeschirche, or the Child s Kirk. 
Cuthbert spent part of his boyhood "on 
the southern slopes of the Lammermoors 
which surround the upper part of the vale 
of the Leader." He became a monk of 
Melrose. Hugh de Moreville of Lauder 
dale gave the church to the Abbey of 
Dryburgh in the twelfth century, and it 
continued under that Abbey till the Refor 
mation. It was consecrated by Bishop 
David de Bernham, 23rd March 1241. 
There were chapels in the parish at Glen- 
gelt and Carfrae.] 

NINIAN BORTHWICK, reader. {Reg. 
1567 Min.] 

JOHN GIBSON, reader from 1576 to 
1576 1584. 

of Lauder, which charge he also 
held ; pres. to this vicarage by 
James VI. 15th April 1586. 



ALLAN LUNDIE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Lessudden [St Boswells], and adm. 
after llth June 1611 ; trans, to 
Hutton and Fishwick in 1614. 

FRANCIS COLLAGE, M.A. : pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. 10th Dec. 
1614 ; adm. 17th Sept. 1615 ; trans, 
to Gordon in 1625. 

drews, 26th July 1613); pres. by 
Charles I. 4th July 1625. He was 
a member of Assembly in 1638 ; suspended 
July 1648, and dep. in 1650 " for approving 
and praying in public for the army in 
England under the Duke of Hamilton." 
He suffered "great miserie ;) afterwards; 
was restored to the ministry in 1659, acted 
as locum tenens at Earlston for fifteen 
months, and had an Act of Parliament in 
his favour 2nd July 1661. He returned to 
this charge in 1662. 

DAVID LIDDELL, M.A.; ord. 30th 
May 1650 ; trans, to Barony Parish, 
Glasgow, after 25th Sept. 1662. 


noticed ; returned in 1662, and died 
probably in 1663. He marr. Isobel 
Hutton, and had issue Laurence, appren 
ticed to Andrew Walker, surgeon, Edin 
burgh, 28th July 1641 ; Henry, probably 





Provost of Haddington ; James, min. of 
Pencaitland. [Stow Sess. Rey. ; Edin. Reg. 
(Bapt.) ; Acts of Par/., vii. ; Allan s Hist. 
of Channelkirk, 144-58.] 

WALTER KEITH, M.A. (St Andrews, 

1663 9t ^ ^ U ^ 1655 ) P res> by David, Lord 
Cardross, 14th Oct., ord. and coll. 
20th Nov. 1663; died March 1682, aged 
about 47. He inarr. 26th Jan. 1666, 
Margaret Muschet, and had issue William, 
Presb. bursar in 1684, and afterwards a 
probationer. [(}. R. In/rib., 5th May 1676 ; 
Arbroath J resb. Raj. ; d ordon and Lander 
Sess. Rcys. ; Laudei* Tests. ; Rc j. Coll at. 1 

WILLIAM ARROTT, M.A. ; pres. by 

1682 J uu I eter of Chapel, W.S., and 

adm. 31st Aug. 1682 ; received into 

communion by the Presb. 12th Oct. 1691 ; 

trans, to Montrose 6th Jan. 1697. 

[In Dec. 1697 Patrick Hume, Earl of 
Marchmont, Lord High Chancellor of Scot 
land, wrote the Presbytery about Charles 
Lindsay, to whom a call had been signed, 
but the Presbytery took no further action 
at that time. The parish continued vacant 
for five years.] 

HENRY HOME of Kelphope, in the 
1702 P ai i sn ? born 1675, brother of George 
H.j dyer, Duns ; educated at L T niv. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (13th July 1695); 
assistant at Chirnside ; called 21st Aug. 
1701; ord. 23rd Sept. 1702; died 19th 
June 1751. He marr. 2nd Dec. 1703, Jean 
Henryson or Henderson of Kirktonhill, and 
had issue Jean (marr., pro. 3rd Nov. 
1734, Archibald Campbell, merchant, Edin 
burgh) ; Marion (marr. 3rd Sept. 1740, 
William Eckford) ; Anne ; Catherine ; 
Helen; George; Robert. [Lander Tests.; 
Allan s Channelkirk,] 

DAVID SCOTT, born 1710; educated 
1752 at ^ Andrews Univ. ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 21st Dec. 
1737; assistant at North Leith ; pres. by 
James Peter of Chapel ; called 30th Jan., 
and ord. 7th May 1752 ; died 16th April 
1792. He marr. 4th March 1772, Elizabeth 
Borthwick, Newcastle, who died 30th Aug. 

THOMAS MURRAY of Heriotshall, 

1793 * n ^ ie P ar * sn born 31st May 1759, 
son of Adam M., min. of Eccles ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; app. 
teacher in George Heriot s Hospital, Edin 
burgh, 4th Nov. 1783 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Chirnside 27th May 1784; ord. min. of 
Cheviot Street Presb. congregation, Wooler, 
2nd Feb. 1785 ; res., and became assistant 
to James Scott, min. of Perth, July 1789 ; 
pres. by Hugh, Earl of Marchmont, 18th 
Aug. 1792; adm. to this charge 26th Feb. 
1793 ; died at Edinburgh, 26th Oct. 1808. 
He marr. a lady who died before 26th Feb. 
1793, and had issue Adam, merchant, 
Greenock, born 27th June 1783; Anne, 
born 6th May 1785 (marr. 7th March 1813, 
Captain O Docherty, 25th Foot) ; Jean 
(twin), born 6th May 1785 (marr. 4th Aug. 
1810, Thomas Megget, W.S.). Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 
xiii.). [Steven s Memoir of George Ileriot ; 
Abbey St Bathans /Sess. Rey. ; Epitaphs in 
(J i ey friars Ch to ~cJi >/ai ~d, Edinb m v/A. ] 

JOHN BROWN, born 1769; ord. (by 
1809 ^ res ^- f Edinburgh) min. of the 
Low Meeting, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 
9th Nov. 1808 ; pres. by John Wauchope, 
trustee on the Marchmont Estate, and adm. 
26th July 1809; died 15th June 1828. He 
marr. Philis Moscrop, who died 4th April 
1854, aged 86. and had issue Isabella, born 
25th Feb. 1806, died 5th Dec. 1869. 


1828 Presb - of Duns 31st Mav 181G > ord - 

(by Presb. of Kelso) min. of a 
Presb. congregation at Whitby, Yorkshire, 
14th March 1820 ; pres. by Sir William 
Purves Hume Campbell, Bart., of March 
mont, and adm. 16th Dec. 1828 ; died 2nd 
Aug. 1862. He marr. 20th Dec. 1827, 
Margaret Clark, who died 30th June 1837, 
aged 44, and had issue an only son, Cor 
nelius Clark, born 22nd April 1830, died 
1905. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Neio Stat. Ace., ii.). 

JAMES WALKER, born 9th Aug. 1838, 

son of John Hunter W., min. of 

Legerwood ; educated at Greenlaw 

School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 




Presb. of Duns 10th June 1862 ; pres. by 
Sir Hugh Hume Campbell, Bart., of March- 
mont, 22nd Sept., and ord. 27th Nov. 
1862 ; res. 6th Jan. 1885 ; emigrated to 
British Columbia and engaged in farming. 
He marr. 24th April 1867, Mary Keddie, 
daugh. of John Rutherford, Rumbleton 
Law ; she died 1900, and had issue Mary 
Louisa Robertson, born 21st Jan. 1870 ; 
Elizabeth Frances Gordon, born 21st Dec. 
1872 ; Margaret Maud Robertson, born 27th 
Feb. 1874. 

JOSEPH LOWE [LOW], born in the 
parish of Lundie, 1849; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; licen. by 
Presb. of Dundee 3rd July 1878 ; assistant 
at West Parish, Perth, Loanhead, Green- 
side, and St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh ; ord. 
7th May 1885 ; res. 10th July 1891 ; died 
21st Feb. 1894. He marr. 28th Aug. 1891, 
Agnes Blair, who died s.p. 5th March 

ARCHIBALD ALLAN, born Donibristle 
village, Aberdour, Fife, 14th Feb. 
1852, son of Alexander A. and Jean 
Bowman ; educated at Donibristle School 
and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (April 
1889) ; licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 1st 
May 1889 ; in charge of St Ninian s Mission 
Church, Arbroath, Oct. 1889 ; assistant at 
Ladhope Parish, Galashiels ; ord. 23rd Dec. 
1891. Marr. 6th Oct. 1897, Jean [author 
of Poems of the Hearth (Dundee, 1889); 
Staff and &m?> (Dundee, 1912) ; Lost and 
Found : A Tale of the Lammermoors (Edin 
burgh, n.d.)], eldest daugh. of Sinclair 
Christie and Mary Key Mackay, Dundee, 
and has issue Jean Mary, born 27th Sept. 
1899. Publications The Pool, and other 
Poem* (Dumfermline, 1873) ; Relation of 
Tone to Character (Arbroath, 1891); The 
History of Channelkirk (Edinburgh, 1900); 
The Advent of the Father (Glasgow, 1907) ; 
Space and Personality (Edinburgh, 1913). 
[Modern Scottish Poets, vol. ii.] 


[The church was originally a chapel under 
Edrom. Walter de Lindsay granted it to 

the monks of Kelso, who, in 1171, exchanged 
it with the Priory of Coldingham for the 
church of Gordon. It was dedicated by 
Bishop David de Bernham, 20th March 
1242. A handsome new church, was opened 
6th July 1892. A hospital existed here in 
very early times, but is meagrely mentioned 
in ancient records. In Earlston a yearly 
fair is held on St Peter s Day, 29th June,] 

1573 reader from 1st Feb. 1573 to 1586. 

JAMES DAES [DEAS] (Dr Hew Scott 
says erroneously that Daes was min. 
of St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh) ; adm. 
29th March 1586 ; was proposed for Kenno- 
way 9th Aug. same year ; officiated for a 
time at Anstruther in 1588 ; was a member 
of Assembly, 1595 and 1602; pres. by 
James VI. 20th Aug. 1611 ; called before 
the Court of High Commission 2nd March 
1620 ; dem. before 4th Jan. 1633 ; died 
before 20th June 1643. He marr. Isabel 
Young, and had issue John, his heir; 
James, his successor; Andrew; Margaret 
(marr., cont. llth Feb. 1624, William, son 
of William Home in Home ; Anna (marr. 
(1) John Trotter; (2) Robert Golden, min. 
of Bunkle). [Berwick Sas., ii., 81 ; ibid., 
ill, 221; G. R. Sas., xliii., 42; G. R. 
Inhib., 17th March 1637; Reg. of Deeds, 
dxviii., 318 ; Reg. Assig. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Edin. Presb. Reg. ; Anstruther Sess. Reg. ; 
Booke of the Kirk, 503; Ing. Ret. Gen., 

JAMES DAES [DEAS], second son of 
preceding; M.A. (Edinburgh, 29th 
July 1626) ; pres. by Charles I. 4th 
Jan. 1633; dep. about 1659, when Henry 
Cockburn, min. of Channelkirk, took charge 
as locum tenens for fifteen months by ap 
pointment of Presb. He was reponed 
before 22nd March 1661, and an Act of 
Parliament was passed in his favour. He 
died before 6th June 1673. He marr. 
Mary Home, and had issue James of 
Cowdenknowes, advocate; Alexander, ap 
prenticed to James M Lurg, merchant, 
Edinburgh, 18th Dec. 1661 ; John, appren 
tice merchant, Edinburgh, 1663. [Reg. of 




Deeds, dxviii., 318; G. R. Inhil., 29th 
Nov. 1676 ; Peterkin s Records ; Acts of 
Par/., vii. ; Stow Hess. Reg. ; Rerj. Sec. Siy. ; 
Rey. Coll at. 1 

JOHN HEPBURN, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1673 14th July 1660); Keen, by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 25th June 
1663 ; ord. to Hilton 28th Oct. 1664 ; pres. 
by Charles II. 6th June 1673: deprived 
by the Privy Council, 27th Aug. 1689, for 
neither reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates nor praying for William and Mary. 
He was probably the John Hepburn who 
died at Craigsford, Earlston, in 1695, 
aged about 55. He marr., and had issue 
Roger, advocate, 1692. [It eg. Sec. Siy. ; 
Min.-book Rey. Privy Seal ; Oldhamstocks 
Sess. Rey. ; Edin. Rey. (Bur.) ; Morrison s 
Diet., xxviii. ; Tombst. ; Peterkin s Con 
stitution of the Church ; MS. Ace. of Min., 

JOHN ANDERSON, M.A.; ord. 4th 
1687 ^ ct 1G8>7 > declared nrin. by the 
Presb. 19th May 1691 ; trans, to St 
Cuthbert s, Edinburgh, 1691. 

GEORGE JOHNSTON, born 1671, son 
of Patrick J. ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (15th June 1691) ; 
called 16th Nov. 1693; ord. 12th March 
1694; died at Edinburgh, 9th Dec. 1701. 
He marr. a lady who predeceased him, and 
had issue Patrick ; James ; George ; Mar 
garet, bapt. 2nd Feb. 1698 (marr. James 
Stewart of Kincraigie) ; Janet ; Anna. 
[Lauder Tests. ; Edin. Rey. (Bur.) ; Rey. 
Old Dec.] 


1704 >r? wlM6 ) f Whitmuir Hall, called 

6th April, and ord. 9th Aug. 1704 ; 

trans, to Lady Yester s Parish, Edinburgh, 

23rd July 1730. 

JOHN GOWDIE (secund-us) of Maison- 
1730 -Di eu Kelso, son of preceding, bapt. 
27th July 1707 ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Earlston 
23rd Oct. 1728 ; pres. by George II. 13th 
July, and ord. 15th Oct. 1730 ; died in 
London, 6th June 1777. He marr. 16th 

Sept. 1737, Katherine Scott, who died 5th 
Feb. 1780, and had issue John, born 4th 
March 1739, licen. by Presb. of Earlston 5th 
Aug. 1760, died 16th May 1762 ; Walter, 
surgeon on the Bengal Staff, born 4th Dec. 
1740, died in India ; Sophia, born 26th June 
1742 (marr. Andrew Smith, min. of Lang- 
ton) ; Francis, major-general H.E.I.C.S., 
Madras Establishment, born 7th Aug. 1747, 
died 12th Sept. 1813 ; Jean, born 16th May 
1750, died 9th April 1757. [Vide Infor 
mation for Mr J. G. (re Maison-Dieu 
succession), 1749-57.] 

1778 STONE], a native of Dumfriesshire, 
said to be descended from the John- 
stones of Annandale; M.A. (St Andrews 
1760); sometime teacher in Banffshire ; 
licen. by Presb. of Turriff 26th Nov. 1766; 
tutor at Mellerstain ; pres. by George III. 
24th June 1777 ; ord. 5th May 1778 ; died 
13th Sept. 1813. For the last seven years of 
his life he was incapable of performing any 
of the duties of his office, and only with 
great difficulty was an assistant and suc 
cessor appointed in 1813. He marr. 3rd 
Nov. 1770, Esther Lauriston, who died 15th 
March 1821, and had issue Pringle, born 
16th March 1774, died 5th July 1798; 
Elizabeth, born 12th April 1775, died 14th 
May 1784; Robert, born 13th June 1779, 
died 1813 ; George, staff-surgeon Connaught 
Rangers, served in the Peninsular War, born 
2nd Nov. 1780, died at Corfu, Ionian 
Islands, 1833 ; Andrew, died about 1840. 
Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., iv.). 

1813 Haddington, 4th Oct. 1752, son of 
John S. and Elizabeth Aitchison ; 
educated at Lauder School, and Univs. of 
Edinburgh and St Andrews ; M.A. (St An 
drews 1775) ; licen. by Presb. of Lauder 
5th April 1775; tutor at Mellerstain; 
assistant at Tron Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. 
to Westruther 29th Aug. 1782; pres. by 
George, Prince Regent, July 1812 ; trans, 
and adm. (assistant and successor) 1st July 
1813 (after appeal to the General As 
sembly) ; died 15th March 1824. He marr. 
28th Aug. 1786, Katherine (died 12th Nov. 




1835), daugli. of James Barclay, rector of 
the Grammar School of Dalkeith, and had 
issue Jean, born 9th July 1787, died Feb. 
1872: John, min. of Westruther; James, 
born 1st Nov. 1790, died 18th July 1813; 
William ( Julian, born 23rd June 1792 : Eliza, 
born 29th Oct. 1794 ; George Andrew, 
licentiate of the Church of Scotland, born 
5th Oct. 1797, died 5th Oct. 1820. Publi 
cations Sermons (Edinburgh, 1825) ; Ac 
count of Westruther (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 
vi.). [Introduction to Sermons. ] 

1824 Montrose, 1st April 1786, son of 
Charles G., collector of excise for 
Teviotdale ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh, and at the Selkirk 
Theological Hall under Professor Lawson ; 
Keen, by Presb. of Edinburgh ; ord. to 
Morebattle 8th Oct. 1807 ; trans, to Gordon 
5th May 1814 ; pres. by George IV. ; trans, 
and adm. 15th July 1824; died 31st Aug. 
1868. His person was handsome, his voice 
winning and commanding, his whole bearing 
solemn and earnest. He was said to be the 
most popular preacher in the south of Scot 
land. He niarr. 24th July 1809, Janet 
(died 22nd March 1865, aged 79), daugh. 
of Andrew Scott, min. of Stichill, and had 
issue Margaret Warwick, born 19th Sept. 
1810, died unmarr. 29th Aug. 1867 ; Charles, 
excise officer, born 16th Jan. 1814, died 16th 
Feb. 1891 ; Andrew, writer, Earlston, born 
16th July 1815, died 30th March 1841 ; 
Ellen Cranstoun, born 20th Oct. 1818, died 
unmarr. 30th Dec. 1890; David, born llth 
Aug. 1820, died abroad ; Annie, born 9th 
Oct. 1822 (marr. Henry [afterwards Sir 
Henry] Mitchell, Mayor of Bradford), died 
at Edinburgh, 6th May 1886 ; Samuel Mor 
ton, born 4th Nov. 1827, died 12th Aug. j 
1836. Publications Christian Benevolence: 
a sermon (Leith, 1818) ; Sermons (Leith. 
1823); Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., ii.).[Tombst. ; The fiorder Almanac, 

WILLIAM MAIR, born Savoch, Aber- 

1869 deenshire, lst A P ri l 18 30, son of 

James M., M.A., schoolmaster there, 

a licentiate of the Church of Scotland, and 

Christian Johnston ; educated at Savoch 
Parish School, Aberdeen Grammar School, 
Marischal College and Univ., Aberdeen ; 
| M.A. (6th April 1849): licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 5th July 1853 ; assistant at 
Montrose: was for seven years compelled to 
relinquish work owing to ill-health : ord. to 
Lochgelly 24th Oct. 1861 : trans, to Ardoch 
6th April 1865; pres. by Queen Victoria 
26th Oct. 1868 ; trans, and adm. 18th Feb. 
1869; D.D. (Aberdeen 1885); Moderator 
of the General Assembly 20th May 1897; 
res. 9th June 1903. By his ability and 
energy the General Assembly Hall and 
Library were enlarged, and adjoining pro . 
perty purchased 1893-4. He marr. 21st Aug. 
1866, Isabella, daugh. of David Edward of 
Balruddery. Publications Our Banners, 
a sermon (Earlston, 1871) : An A^y////v/ into 
Certain Questions affecting the Administra 
tion, of the Act (1874) on the Appointment 
of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland (Edin 
burgh, 1877); The Elders Formula, in the 
Church of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1880) ; A 
Digest of Lairs and Decisions, Ecclesi 
astical and Civil, relating to the Constitu 
tion, Practice, and Ajt airs of the Church 
of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1887 ; 2nd ed., 
1875; 3rd ed., 1904; 4th ed., 1914); The 
Truth about the Church of Scotland (Edin 
burgh, 1891) ; Jurisdiction, in Matters 
Ecclesiastical (Edinburgh, 1896) : Loyal t ti 
the Christ our King, closing address to 
General Assembly (Edinburgh, 1897); 
Truth- Seeking, sermon preached at opening 
of General Assembly (Edinburgh, 1898) ; 
A New Year s Message, being a Letter to 
a Friend (Edinburgh, 1901): Speaking 
(Edinburgh, 1900; 2nd ed., 1900; 3rd ed., 
1901; 4th ed., 1908); Churches and the 
Laid (Edinburgh. 1904); My Young Com 
municant (Edinburgh, 1906 ; frequently re 
printed) ; Biographical Sketch of Alexander 
Gray, D.D., min. of Avhterless [in Talks 
with, our Farm-sen ant. (Edinburgh, 1906)] ; 
The Scottish Chmchts, two papers (Edin 
burgh, 1907); The Scottish Churches: 
National Religion (^Edinburgh, 1907) ; The 
Scottish Churches : The Hope of Union 
(Edinburgh, 1909); My Life (London, 
1911); The Scottish Churches: External 
Relations (Edinburgh. 1912) : The Scottish 




Churches : January 1914 (Edinburgh, 
1914); The, Scottish Churches: Januar;/ 
1915 (Edinburgh, 1915). [My Life.] 

1903 Drumgeith Schoolhouse, Dundee, 
25th Dec. 1875, son of James K. 
and Margaret Yeaman ; educated at 
Morgan Academy, Dundee, and Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (1897) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dundee 2nd May 1900; assistant at 
Burntisland and at St Mary s Parish, 
Edinburgh ; ord. 16th Oct. 1903 ; trans, and 
adm. to Dirleton 17th May 1915. Marr. 
29th Aug. 1912, Nellie Findlay, daugh. 
of William Bathie, and has issue Norman 
William, born 25th Aug. 1913; Mary 
Margaret, born 24th Oct. 1915. 

WALTER DAVIDSON, born Sunnyside, 
parish of Cavers, 29th Jan. 1875, son 
of William D. and Mary Douglas ; 
educated at the parish schools of Kirkton, 
Pleasants (Oxnam), and Smailholm, and at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1913); as 
a certificated teacher taught in various 
schools ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh in 
1914 ; assistant at Tron Parish, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 22nd Sept. 1915. Marr. 14th April 
1906, Rosetta Ann, daugh. of Lorenzo 
Padgett and Frances Beaumont, and has 
issue Lorenzo Douglas, born 17th Sept. 
1907 ; Frances Mary, born 17th July 1910; 
William Leslie Beaumont, born 30th July 


[The church was dedicated to St Michael 
by Bishop David de Bernham 28th March 
1242. It belonged to the Abbey of Kelso. 
Near the church is the Hare Well. In a 
charter of Thomas of Gordon, who died in 
1258, it is called the Hare Well of St 
Oswald, who was perhaps the earlier patron 
of the parish. The church was restored in 
1897. There was a chapel at Huntlywood.] 

from 1574 to 1585. He claimed pos 
session of the vicarage for several 

years previous to 1573. [Acts and Dec., 

1, 74.] 

THOMAS STORIE, removed from 

Bassendean in 1609 ; was a member 

of Assembly in 1610 ; dem. in 1625. 

\_Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Reg. Assig. ; Old Dec., i.] 

FRANCIS COLLAGE, "brother to Mr 

1625 Thomas C - ;! ; M - A - (Edinburgh, 
28th July 1610); adm. to Channel- 
kirk 17th Sept. 1615 ; signed Protestation 
for the Liberties of the Kirk 27th June 
1617 ; pres. by Charles I. 4th July 1625 ; 
trans, and adm. soon afterwards ; died in 
1647, aged about 57. He marr. (cont. 15th 
May 1618) Marion, daugh. of William 
Muirhead, burgess of Edinburgh, and had 
issue Agnes. [G. R. InJiib., 1st Aug. 
1620 ; Reg. of Deeds, cccix., 91 ; Reg. Sec. 
Sig.; Kelso Presb. Reg.; Edin. Reg. (Bapt.) ; 
Sed.-book of Teinds.~\ 

NORMAN LESLIE, fourth son 
of John L. of Kininvie ; M.A. 
(King s College, Aberdeen, 1631); 
schoolmaster of Cullen, 1631-7 ; was on 
the Exercise, Presb. of St Andrews, 18th 
Jan. 1643, and having testimonials from 
that Presb. and the Univ., desired to enter 
the Exercise at Haddington llth Sept. 
1644. The parishioners of Saltoun, 12th 
March 1645, wished to hear him with a 
view to a call, but the Presb. delayed 
their request. He obtained a testimonial 
to the Presb. of Kirkcaldy 30th Sept. 1646, 
and was on the Exercise there 14th of the 
following month. He was pres. to Cumnock 
by William, Earl of Dumfries, Jan. 1647, 
but the Presb. of Ayr refused concurrence. 
He was pres. to this parish by Charles I. 
17th Aug. 1647 ; died unmarr., 22nd July 
1657, aged about 46. He left his library 
to the ministers of Saltoun. [$ Andrews, 
Iladdington, Kirkcaldy, Ayr, and Syn. 
(Kelso Presb.) Regs. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Old 
Dec., ii.] 

JOHN HARDIE, son of Robert H., 
burgess and guild-brother of Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (Edinburgh, May 1653); 
adm. 19th May 1659 ; deprived by Act of 
Parliament llth June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662. He was summoned 
before the Privy Council, 30th July 1663, 
for having preached after deprivation, and 



ordered to remove within fourteen days 
with his family, twenty miles distant from 
the parish, and was prohibited from residing 
within six miles of a cathedral church, 
or three of a royal burgh. He studied 
medicine and took the degree of M.D. 
Preaching against Popery after the Tolera 
tion in 1687, he was tried for treason 13th 
Feb. 1688, but the Lords found "the 
speeches libelled did not infer the pains 
in the indictment." He was min. again 
in 1690. [Wodrow s I fist., i., 372; iv., 


M.A. (Edinburgh 1637) ; pres. to 

Eyemouth 8th Nov. 1647 ; coll. 13th 

Oct. 1662, and pres. by Charles II. 4th 

June 1663; dem. after 25th April 1682. 

[Syn. (Dalkeith Presb.) Reg. ; Lander Tests. ; 

Min.-look Reg. Priv. Heal ; Raj. Sec. Sig. : 

Reg. Collat.] 

JOHN FINDLAY, pres. by Charles II. 

8th Sept., and adm. 30th Oct. 

1682 ; died in 1685. He marr. 14th 
Nov. 1683, Alison Hume, and had issue 
Margaret. [Reg. Sec. Sig.] 

THOMAS MABON, M.A. (Edinburgh 
168g 1675); pres. by James VII. 12th 
June, and ord. 25th Sept. 1685 ; 
deprived by the Privy Council, 29th Aug. 
1689, for failing to read the Proclamation 
of the Estates, and praying for King James 
instead of William and Mary. He became 
schoolmaster of Lander, and died 12th Feb. 
1711, aged 58. He marr. 1st Nov. 1685, 
Isobel (died 1st April 1708, aged 54), sister 
of Alison Hume, wife of Alexander Nicol- 
son, min. of Bunkle and Preston, and had 
issue John ; Thomas, licentiate of the 
Church of Scotland ; Margaret ; Grisell ; 
Alice (marr. 1724, Andrew Baxter, philo 
sophical writer, author of An Enquiry into 
the Nature of the Human Soul), died 1760. 
[Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Tombst.; MS. Ace. of 
3 fin., 1689 ; Peterkin s Constitution of the 
Church ; Edin. Reg. (Marr.).] 

JOHN HARDIE, M.D., noticed above ; 
1690 restore d by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690; was a member of As 
sembly in 1692 ; died unmarr. 29th Nov. 

1707, aged about 75. "Though a staunch 
Presbyterian, he corresponded with Episco 
palian ministers, and pressed moderation 
towards them." [Loth-inn Syn. Reg.; Ediu. 
Tests. ; Reg. Gen. Ass., 1692 ; Old Dec., ii. ; 
I fist, of Gen. Ass., 1690.] 

DAVID BROWN, M.A. ; trans, from 

1708 Grreenlaw ; called 23rd Sept., and 

adm. 25th Nov. 1708 ; trans, to 

Selkirk 5th May 1726. [Acts of Ass., 1726.] 

JOHN BELL, son of Robert B., min. of 
17 7 Crailing; licen. by Presb. of Jed- 
burgh 19th Sept. 1722 ; pres. by 
George II. 31st Aug. 1726; ord. 13th 
April 1727; died 10th Dec. 1767. He 
marr. 20th June 1733, Elizabeth (died 
March 1788), daugh. of John Ewing of 
Craigton, W.S., and had issue Robert, 
born 6th May 1734, licen. by Presb. of 
Earlston 6th Sept. 1757, took orders in the 
Church of England, thereby acquiring a 
property in terms of the will of his 
paternal grandfather, and afterwards be 
came a chaplain in the II. N. ; John, born 
24th Nov. 1735 ; Margaret, born 29th Dec. 
1737 (marr. John Bradfute, min. of Dun- 
syre). [New Stt. Ace., ii.] 

177Q April 1745, son of Alex. D., D.D., 
min. of Smailholm ; M.A. (St An 
drews 1766); licen. by Presb. of Earlston 
14th July, and pres. by George III. 31st 
Dec. 1767 [Alex., Earl of Home, having 
pres. Thomas Spankie, afterwards of Falk 
land, 9th April 1768, and raised a process 
of declarator, the settlement was delayed 
till the Court of Session, llth July 1769, 
assoilzied the Crown]; ord. 5th July 1770. 
Returning from the communion at Channel- 
kirk he was thrown from his horse, and 
found dead on the road about six miles 
from his manse, 21st July 1800. He was 
unmarr. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., v.). [Tombst.] 

ROBERT LUNDIE, pres. by George 
l III. 12th Aug. 1800; ord. 26th 
March 1801 ; trans, to Kelso (his 
native parish) 26th March 1807. 



WALTER MORISON, pres. by George 

18Q7 III. 1st April, and ord. 24th Sept, 

1807 ; trans, (an exchange having 

been arranged) to Morebattle 12th May 



from Morebattle ; pres, by George, 

Prince Regent, 26th Feb., and adm. 

5th May 1814 ; trans, to Earlston 15th 

July 1824. 

JAMES PATERSON, bapt. 9th Oct. 

1785, son of William P., Ochiltree ; 

licen. by Presb. of Lander 3rd Feb. 

1818; ord. to Stichill 26th Nov. 1822; 

pres. by George IV. 10th Aug., trans, and 

adm. 9th Sept. 1824 ; died 23rd Feb. 1855. 

He marr. 4th Oct. 1824, Sarah Purves, who 

died s.j>. 25th July 1837. Publication - 

Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., ii.). 

WILLIAM STOBBS, born Lothian 
1855 Bridge, Dalkeith, 9th May 1827, 
eldest son of John S. and Agnes 
Ormiston ; educated at Lasswade School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1849); 
licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith llth Feb. 
1851 ; assistant at Penicuik and at Abbots- 
hall ; pres. by Queen Victoria 6th June, 
and ord. 16th Aug. 1855 ; died unmarr. 30th 
April 1885. Publications Contributions 
to History of Benoickshire Naturalists* 
Chtb. [Obituary notice, Hist. JJer. Nat. 
Club, 1886.] 


1885 rd 24tl1 Sept< 188 Clerk f 
Presb., 1891-9 ; trans, to St James s 

Parish, Edinburgh, 30th March 1899. 

JOHN RITCHIE, born Balinlass, Gal- 
way, Ireland, 4th Oct. 1869, son of 
James R. and Amelia Moncrieff, 
daugh. of William Berry Shaw Paterson, 
min. of Kilinaronock ; educated at High 
School, Stirling, and Univs. of Glasgow 
and Edinburgh ; M.A. (Glasgow 1891) ; 
B.D. (Edinburgh 1894); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunfermline 8th May 1894 ; assistant 
at St Andrew s Parish, Dunfermline ; ord. 
16th Aug. 1899. Publication "Gordon 1 
(Hist. BPT. Nat. Chtb, 1915). 



[The church, dedicated to St Mary, 
belonged to the Abbey of Dryburgh, as 
did also St Leonard s Hospital and the 
Chapel of Kedslie, both in the parish. At 
Thirlestane there was a priory of St Martin. 
In Lauder fairs were held on St Luke s 
and St Martin s Days.] 


ANDREW HOME, vicar in 1536, when 
he had a charter from the Abbot 
of Dryburgh of the kirklands of 
Lauder ; min. 1560-7 ; died in 1568. He 
was one of the Seven Spears of Wedder- 
bnrn who with their father, Sir David 
Home, fought at Flodden. He had three 
natural children William of St Leonard s ; 
Andrew, died 1562 ; Margaret (marr. James 
Home of Prenderguest). [Wedderburn 
J/XS . ; Reg. May. Siff., iii., 2332]. 

NINIAN BORTHWICK, min. in 1567, 
7 Channelkirk also being in the charge ; 
trans, to Bassendean prior to 1574. 

WILLIAM FRANK, adm. to Soutra 
1567 : min. here in 1574. [Reg. 

. -. 


JOHN KNOX, M.A. ; min. in 1576; 
1576 trans, to Melrose about 1582. 


Andrews 1581) ; min. here in 1584 ; 
pres. to the vicarage of Channelkirk 
by James VI. 15th April 1586; was still 
min. 20th July 1613. He marr., and had 
issue Andrew ; Elizabeth. [Reg. Assig. ; 
G. R. Inh-ib., 7th Aug. 1666.] 

JAMES BURNET, M.A. ; adm. 17th 
Sept. 1615 ; trans, to Jedburgh in 

JAMES GUTHRIE, M.A. ; ord. in 1642 ; 
1642 trans, to Stirling Nov. 1650. 

1652 ; trans, to Lennel [Coldstream] 


in 1659. 



. OF 

DAVID FORRESTER, M.A. : min. in 

1659 ^ 59 - trans, to Longf organ before 

12th Aug. 1684. He returned and 

preached his farewell sermon 26th Oct. 


1685 M.A. (St Andrews, 26th July 1670) ; 
min. of St Mungo about 1676 ; trans, 
to Dalgety in 1680; trans, to Second 
Charge, Canongate, in 1682; trans, and 
inst. 16th April 1685 ; deprived by the 
Privy Council, 9th Aug. 1689, for neither 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates 
nor praying for William and Mary, but for 
the late King, that God "would give him 
the necks of his enemies and the hearts of 
his subjects." In 1701 he lived at the head 
of Patrick StielFs Close, Edinburgh. He 
marr. Marion, daugh. of James Scott of 
Bonnington, and had issue Charles. 
[Edin. Presb. Retj. ; St Ctithbert s Sess. 
Jte</.; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689: Peterkin s 
Constitution of the Church. ] 

1693 ( Edin burgh, 2nd Aug. 1678); licen. 
by Presb. of Dumfries ; ord. 10th 
Aug. 1693; dep. 23rd Dec. 1697, "for false 
accusation, drunkenness, and obscene con 
versation, of which he had been guilty 
when in the North/ He was Presbytery 
clerk. He marr. 14th July 1712, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of Andrew Ker, surgeon, Edinburgh. 
[Edin. Refj. ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

1700 burgh, 1681); licen. by Presb. of 
Earlston 2nd March, and called 13th 
July 1699; ord. 23rd Jan. 1700; relin 
quished his pastoral duties " on account of 
distress," about 1706. The date of his 
death is unknown. 

GEORGE LOGAN, M.A. ; called 6th 
1707 Feb., and ord. 8th May 1707; trans, 
to Sprouston 22nd Jan. 1719. 

THOMAS PITCAIRN, called 19th 

172Q Nov. 1719 ; pres. by Presb. jure 

devoluto and ord. 29th March 1720 ; 

trans, to St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh, 16th 

Oct. 1735. 

JAMES LINDSAY, called 25th March, 
1736 and ord. 19th Aug. 1736; trans, to 
Dunbarney 20th June 1746. 

ROBERT FISHER, called 24th March, 
1747 and ord. 22nd Sept. 1747; trans, to 
Colinton 3rd March 1753. 

JAMES FORD [FOORD], born 1723; 
1753 M.A. (Edinburgh, 14th April 1743); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 26th 
Nov. 1746 ; ord. by the Northumberland 
Presbyterian Classis 31st July 1751, min. 
at Warnford, Northumberland ; pres. by 
James, Earl of Lauderdale, and adm. 27th 
Sept, 1753; D.D. (Edinburgh, 25th Oct. 
1785) ; died 23rd Sept. 1810. He marr. 23rd 
June 1759, Isobel Kirkland, Livingston, 
who died 30th Nov. 1792, and had issue 
Isobel, born 3rd April 1760, died 16th 
Nov. 1828. Publications The Certain 
Damjer of Pervertiny Divine Truth and 
Disregardiiuj the Jndyments of Heaven 
(Edinburgh, 1778) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., i.).[Tombst.] 

PETER COSENS, born Forfarshire, 

1811 1780 son of Peter ^- > educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 24th Sept. 1806 ; 
ord. to Torryburn 9th May 1809; pres. 
by James, Earl of Lauderdale ; trans, and 
adm. 27th June 1811 ; died 20th Aug. 
1845. He marr. 24th Feb. 1819, Catherine 
(died 23rd July 1877), only daugh. of Alex 
ander Thomson, min. of Carnock, and had 
issue Susanna Christian Geddes, born 8th 
Oct. 1821, died unmarr. 20th April 1898 ; 
Peter, born 4th June 1823, died 24th 
March 1824 ; Alexander Thomson, min. 
of Broughton ; John, W.S., born 15th April 
1827, died 26th Nov. 1857; Anne, born 
10th April 1829 (marr. Robert Romanes of 
Harryburn), died 24th Nov. 1902 ; Peter, 
advocate, born 26th April 1831, died 16th 
July 1881. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., ii.). [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM SMITH, pres. by James, 
184g Earl of Lauderdale, and ord. 25th 
Dec. 1845 ; trans, to Trinity Parish, 
Edinburgh, 25th Dec. 1857. 




DONALD MACLEOD, B.A. ; prcs. by 
James, Earl of Lauderdale, and 
ord. 18th March 1858; trans, to 
Linlithgow 10th July 1862. 


JAMES MIDDLETON, born Aberdeen, 
20th July 1834, son of James M. and 
Eliza Renny ; educated at Grammar 
School and King s College, Aberdeen, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (Aberdeen 1856) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 27th July 
1858 ; assistant at Old Greyfriars, Edin 
burgh, Xewton-on-Ayr, Coldstream, Burnt- 
island, Linlithgow ; pres. by Anthony, Earl 
of Lauderdale, 14th July, and ord. 25th 
Sept. 1862; died 26th Dec. 1874. He 
marr. 14th July 1863, Isabella (died 6th 
Feb. 1884). daugh. of William Clyne, Aber 
deen, and had issue James, factor, born 
12th July 1864; Mary Clyne, born 17th 
March 1866 (marr. 18th Oct. 1911, Neil 
M Michael, solicitor) ; Margaret, born 27th 
Oct. 1867 (marr. 27th March 1896, David 
Guthrie, C.A.); Melville Walker, engineer, 
born llth Nov. 1869 ; William Renny 
Watson, engineer, born 5th March 1872 ; 
Arthur Stanley, min. of West Parish, 
Cambuslang, born 15th April 1875. 

born Methven, 4th July 1841, son of 
George Bruce W., formerly min. of 
the United Associate Synod at Methven, 
afterwards min. of the Church of Scotland, 
and chaplain to the Forces at Chatham, and 
Jane Secular ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1874), B.D. 
(1874). During his university course he 
was class tutor to John Stuart Blackie, 
Professor of Greek ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh ; assistant at Lasswade, St 
Giles, Edinburgh, and the Park Parish, 
Glasgow ; ord. to New Rothesay Parish, 
Bute, 8th May 1874; trans, and adm. 
29th July 1875; died unmarr. 12th July 

THOMAS MARTIN, born Ponfeigh, 
1876 Carmichael, Lanarkshire, 8th April 
1845, son of Thomas M. and Agnes 
Hamilton ; educated at Glasgow Univ. and 
Tubingen ; M.A. (1868) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton in 1871 ; assistant at St Cuth- 

bert : s, Edinburgh ; ord. to New Rothesay 
14th May 1872 ; trans, to St Paul s Parish, 
Dundee, 26th Feb. 1874 ; trans, and adm. 
21st Dec. 1876 ; President of the Berwick 
shire Naturalists Club in 1893; died 
unmarr. 20th Sept. 1904. Publications 
" Social and Church Life in Lander " [vide 
Latvtei; n Series of / H/XTX by Robert 
Romanes (privately printed, 1903)] ; Con 
tributions to History of the Berwickshire 
^Ydtimdi sts t /ub. {The llorder J/;/<T-./V, 
March 1905.] 

WALTER LAMB, born 15th Feb. 1871, 
son of William L., min. of Ednam ; 
educated at Dollar Academy, Univs. 
of St Andrews and Edinburgh ; M.A. (1894), 
B.D. (1898) ; licen. by Presb. of Cairston in 
1898 ; assistant at First Charge, Ayr, 1898- 
1900 ; missionary at Dalwhinnie, 1900-2 ; 
assistant at Galashiels, 1902-4; ord. to 
Kirkwall 12th May 1904 ; trans, and adm. 
10th March 1905 ; died unmarr. 15th June 

19Q6 lour, 8th May 1864, son of Charles 
M. and Penuel Richardson ; educated 
at Aberlour and Keith schools, and Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1885) ; headmaster 
of Guisachan Public School, Inverness- 
shire, 1885-6, of Glenlivet Public School, 
1886-90; B.D. (Aberdeen 1893); licen. by 
Presb. of Abernethy in 1893; assistant at 
John Knox s Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. to 
Guthrie 28th Nov. 1893; trans, and adm. 
16th Nov. 1906. Marr. 31st Oct. 1906, 
Ellen Mitchell, daugh. of Andrew Douglas, 
manufacturer, Dundee. Publications 
Close to Nature s Heart (Edinburgh, 1904); 
In the Lap of the Lamtnermoors (Edinburgh, 
1912) ; " Birds of Lauderdale " (Hist. Jler. 
Nat. Club, xx., 316).] 


[A church existed here in the early part 
of the twelfth century, when mention is 
made of John, "priest of Ledgaresude." 
About the same period the church passed 
into the possession of the Abbey of Paisley, 




and was held by it till tbe Reformation. 
Part of the old church remains, of which a 
finely-moulded Xorman arch is the most 
prominent feature. The church was restored 
in 1898. There was a hospital of St Mary 
Magdalen at Morriston.] 

1564 1564. 

ROBERT PATERSON, reader, 1574 to 
1574 1591. 

DAVID FORSYTH, trans, from Pol- 
1592 war th j P re s. to the vicarage before 
22nd Oct. 1592 : trans, to St Boswells 
in 1593. 

GEORGE BYRES, son of Robert B., 
1592 I )ur 8 es - s f Haddington ; M.A. (St 
Andrews 1587); ord. to Bara 10th 
Sept. 1589; trans, and adm. after 4th Oct. 
1592; died in May 1640, aged about 73. 
He had issue Thomas, min. here in 1634. 
Robert. [Berwick Sas., iii., 50 ; Reg. Asm/. ; 
Stat. Reports, 1627 ; Lander Tests. ; New 
8tat. Ace., ii.] 


M.A., son of William C. of Morriston, 

and Sarah, claugh. of Sir John C. 

of that ilk ; brother of the first Lord 

Cranstoun ; styled vicar in 1601. He died 

in 1607, leaving issue Alexander of 


THOMAS BYRES, son of above George 

1634 P> : MlA> ( Edinblu g Q . 29tn July l 62 ^); 
coll. in 1634 (probably assistant and 
successor) ; on 23rd March 1653, a process 
against him was pending before the Synod. 
He was probably suspended, but was min. 
again in 1666. 

of David C., the Church historian ; 
was clerk to Sir Adam Hepburn, 
Senator of the College of Justice, from 
1648; M.A. (Edinburgh, 26th July 1649); 
licen. by Presb. of Haddington 10th Xov. 
1652; adm. 12th June 1655; deprived 
by Act of Parliament llth June, and 
Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. 
He frequently, though privately, revisited 
the parish, and was rnin. again in 1689. 

THOMAS BYRES, M.A., noticed above ; 
16Q6 min. in 1666; died Feb. 1682, aged 
about 76. He had issue George 
min. of Lessudden [St Boswells] ; Thomas ; 
James ; Robert ; Joseph ; Alexander, bapt. 
at Melrose, 28th Jan. 1670 ; Margaret, bapt. 
at Melrose, 1st Sept. 1672. {Melrose Par. 
Re<j. ; Reg. Coll at. ; Lander Tests. } 

GIDEOX BROWX, M.A. ; ord. and coll. 
; (assistant and successor) 8th March 

1666 : trans, to Smailholm in 1676. 

WILLIAM LAIXG, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1669) ; licen. by Alexander, Bishop of 
Edinburgh, 9th Sept. 1673 ; pres. by 
Andrew Ker of Morriston, with consent of 
his trustees, llth Sept. 1676 ; coll. llth, and 
inst. (colleague and successor) 25th Jan. 
Ki77 ; deprived by Privy Council 29th Aug. 
1689, for neither reading the Proclamation 
of the Estates nor praying for William and 
Mary, but for King James. [Reg. Collat. ; 
MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Peterkin s Constitu 
tion of the Church.~\ 


lg noticed above ; returned 8th Sept. 
1689 ; restored by Act of Parliament 
25th April 1690. He was a member of 
Assembly in 1692 ; died 19th June 1709, 
in his 81st year. He marr. Jean, sister of 
Robert Trotter, M.D., Edinburgh. She 
was alive in 1712. {Milne Home MSS., 
242 ; Haddington Presb. Reg. ; Tombst. ; 
Reg. Gen. Ass., 1692.] 

JAMES CAMPBELL, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1711 30th April 1700) ; ord. by the Presby 
terian Classis in Cumberland, 10th 
Aug. 1709, min. of a congregation at 
Branton, Xorthumberland ; called 31st 
July, and adm. 8th Nov. 1711 ; dep. 30th 
March 1714 for various offences. He was 
probably reponed, but dem. 21st Oct. that 
year. He was again dep. 1st Aug. 1718, for 
drunkenness, etc. [Acts of Ass., 1714.] 

THOMAS OLD, M.A. (Edinburgh, 27th 
April 1705) ; chaplain to Archibald 
Douglas of Cavers ; licen. by Presb. 
of Selkirk 15th Sept. 1715 ; pres. by Andrew 
Ker of Morriston in Oct., and by the Presb. 




jure devoluto 25th Dec. 1716; ord. 17th 
Jan. 1717 ; died 1st Sept. 1737, in his 
54th year. He marr. 6th June 1720, 
Margaret, second daugh. of John Fullarton 
of Auchenhay (who survived him, and marr. 
secondly, Alexander Donaldson, writer, 
Edinburgh), and had issue an only child, 
Jane (marr. Alexander Fall, carpenter on 
board the Somerset). [ Lander Test*. ; 

burgh, 27th Jan. 1722); licen. by 
Presb. of Chirnside 25th Feb. 1735 ; 

pres. by Andrew Ker of Morriston, and ord. 

27th July 1738: died unmarr. 3rd April 


WILLIAM GULL AN, son of Gabriel 

G., min. of Dryfesdale ; had gift of a 

bursary at the Univ. of Edinburgh 

from the Exchequer 26th Feb. 1743 ; licen. 

by Presb. of Lochmaben : pres. by James 

Ker of Morriston Oct. 1752 ; ord. 17th 

May 1753; died unmarr. llth April 1792. 

[Carlyle s Autob.] 

ROBERT SCOTT, pres. by James Ker 
of Morriston 16th Sept. 1792; ord. 
9th May 1793 ; trans, to Coldstream 
3rd July 1795. 

JAMES BAIRD, pres. by George Ker of 
Morriston 24th July, and ord. 17th 
Sept. 1795; trans, to Eccles 20th 
July 1797. 

JAMES YOUNG, licen. by the Nor 
thumberland Presbyterian Classis 
14th May, and ord. min. of Kirkley, 
near Morpeth, 28th Aug. 1782; adm. to 
Glanton 12th June 1786 ; pres. by George 
Ker of Morriston, and adm. 6th Dec. 1797 ; 
his settlement was rescinded by the General 
Assembly 25th May 1798, according to the 
law of the Church, owing to his not being 
qualified. This decision so affected his 
spirits that he died at Coldstream, 23rd 
Jan. 1799, in his 43rd year. [Northumber 
land Presb. Reg.; Acts o/ Ass., 1798; 
Tombst. ; Hill s Constitution of the 
Church ; Hill s Practice ; Scot* May., lx., 

HENRY GARNOCK, pres. by George 
Ker of Morriston 12th Sept. 1798 ; 
ord. 14th March 1799; trans, to 
Canongate. Edinburgh, 25th July 1811. 


GEORGE CUPPLES, pres. by Miss 
Ker of Morriston Dec. 1.811 ; ord. 
26th March 1812 ; clerk of Presb. 

1st Sept. 1825 ; trans, to Second Charge, 

Stirling, 19th Jan. 1834. 

Henry Ker Seyiner of Morriston ; 
ord. 17th April 1834; trans, to 
Greenlaw 2nd Aug. 1844. 

JAMES MACNAIR, pres. by Henry Ker 
Seymer of Morriston, and ord. 19th 
Dec. 1844 : trans, to Auchtermuchty 
1st July 1853. 

JAMES LANGWILL, pres. by Henry 
Ker Seymer of Morriston, and ord. 
8th Sept. 1853 ; trans, to Curric 
21st Jan. 1859. 

ARCHIBALD BROWN, born Tarbrax 
(now Lawhead), Carnwath, 29th July 
1830, son of Archibald B., farmer, 
and Margaret Brown ; educated at Auchen- 
gray and Quothquan Schools, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Lanark 
30th Aug. 1854; assistant at Channelkirk 
1854-7 ; ord. missionary at Braemar 6th 
July 1858 ; pres. by Henry Ker Seymer 
of Morriston 5th Feb., and adm. 31st 
March 1859 ; clerk of Presb., 1864-79. He 
marr. 13th June 1860, Helen (died s.p. 24th 
May 1864), daugh. of William White, Black- 
castle, Carnwath. Publications The Need 
of Patience, a sermon (private circulation, 
1867); The Sacred Dramas of George 
Buchanan, translated into English Verse 
(Edinburgh, 1906). 

WILLIAM RANKIN, born New Carn- 
broe, Lanarkshire, 6th Oct. 1864, son 
of William R. and Anne Steel ; edu 
cated at schools of Carnbroe and Coat- 
bridge, High School, Glasgow, and Univs. 
of Glasgow and St Andrews ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1887), B.D. (St Andrews 1890); licen. by 
Presb. of Hamilton in 1890 : assistant at 



Airdrie ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
29th Oct. 1891; died unmarr. 1st Feb. 

1899 Culsalmond Schoolhouse,Insch, Aber- 
deenshire, 10th Jan. 1871, son of 
William C. and Elizabeth Walker ; educated 
at Culsalmond School, Grammar School, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1892), 
B.D. (1895); Keen, by Presb. of Aberdeen 
7th May 1895 ; assistant at North Parish, 
Aberdeen ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
3rd Aug. 1899; clerk of Presb. in 1904; 
chaplain to the Forces in France 1916. 
Marr. llth April 1900, Elizabeth Farquhar, 
daugh. of William Marshall Philip, min. 
of Skene, and has issue William Philip 
Legerwood, born 16th Jan. 1901 ; Winifred 
Mary Elizabeth, born 16th Nov. 1903 ; John 
Austen Percival, born 22nd Nov. 1905; 
Ruth Evelyn Philip, born 1st Aug. 1909. 


[Previous to the Reformation the church, 
which was dedicated to St Ninian in 1241, 
belonged to the Premonstratensian Abbey 
of Dryburgh, in the parish. It was re 
built in 1658, and has been restored of 
recent years. In 1296 there was a hospital 
at Mertoun.] 

ANDREW HEGY [HAIG], probably of 
1560 the Bemersyde family, in the parish, 
vicar in 1560. 

ROBERT MYLNE, reader in 1574.- 
1574 [Reg. Sec. Sig. ii. 40.] 

ROBERT KER, reader at Bowden in 
1676 1574 ; Maxton, Lessudden, and Smail- 
holm also were under his care ; trans, 
to Mow about 23rd Jan. 1579. 


1580 from Ednam in 1580; trans, to 

Foulis-Easter in 1581. [Reg. Assig.] 

JAMES MENZIES, mentioned as min. 
1585 in 1585. [Rtg. Assig.} 


JOHN SMYTH, M.A. : trans, from Sel- 
1586 kirk in 1586 > trans, to Maxton about 

JOHN HEPBURN, M.A. ; trans, from 
1594 Glenholm ; pros, to the vicarage by 
James VI. before 25th Jan. 1594; 
trans, to Cranshaws in 1596. 

ALEXANDER SIMSON, son of Andrew 
1597 S., min. of Dalkeith; studied at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1590); 
adm. to Muckhart in 1591 ; trans, to Alva 
and Tillicoultry in 1592; trans, and adm. 
to this charge in 1597; it was proposed 
in 1602 to translate him to Tillicoultry, 
part of his former charge, but the Presb. 
refused concurrence. When preaching in 
Edinburgh, 22nd July 1621, "he spared 
neither king, bishop, nor minister." He 
was apprehended the following day, carried 
before the Privy Council, and ordered to be 
confined to Dumbarton, and to live there 
at his own expense. He was released 2nd 
Oct. following, and confined to his own 
parish 10th of the same month. He dem. 
before May 1632, and died 17th July 1639, 
aged about 69. " He knew and cared little 
about earthly things, was unwearied in 
prayer, and constantly occupied with the 
Bible." He marr., and had a son Andrew, 
who though apparently a min. never occu 
pied a pulpit in Scotland. (He was the 
father of Andrew S., min. of Kirkinner.) 
Publication The Destruction of Inbred 
Corruption, or the Christian s Warfare 
against the fiosome Enemy (London, 1644). 
[Reg. Assig. ; Stirling Presb. Reg. ; Calder- 
wood s Hist., vii., 470, 511 ; Tambst. within 
St Modem s Chapel, Dri/burgh. Abbey ; 
Livingston s Charac.] 

JAMES URQUHART, M.A. ; pres. by 
1632 Cliarles I- 2 0th May 1632; trans, 
to Lindean [Galashiels] 13th May 

THOMAS COURTNEY, son of David 
1Q40 C., min. of Stichill ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 23rd July 1636); adm. 18th 
June 1640. He was min. at Kirkandrews, 
in England, in 1661. He returned to this 




parish later. [Gunn s Stichill ; Reg. Kelso 
Presb. ; Neiv Gen. Reg. Sas,, ii.] 

JAMES KIRKTON, M.A. ; trans, from 
Second Charge, Lanark ; adm. after 
25th June 1657 ; deprived by Act 
of Parliament llth June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; restored in 


above, returned, probably only as a 
tolerated min. He was elected to 
one of the churches by the Town Council 
of Edinburgh, 9th Jan. 1663, but did not 
accept. He was min. of Ashkirk in 1667. 
He had sasine of the kirklands of Hume 
Nov. 1668. [Edin.. Counc. Reg. ; Peebles 
Presb. and S>/n. (Jedburgh Presb.) Regs. ; 
New Gen. Reg. Sas., xx.] 

JAMES D UNBAR, M.A. ; trans, from 

1667 ^ atten j P res> by Charles II. 17th 

Nov. 1666; coll. 21st Jan. 1667; 

trans, to Abbey St Bathans 12th Jan. 



ANDREW MELDRUM, son of Joshua 

^ m * n ^ Trinity Parish, Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (Edinburgh 1668) ; 
licen. by George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 
15th March 1670 ; pres. by Charles II. 
16th Sept., and ord. and coll. Nov. 1674 ; 
deprived by the Act of Parliament, 25th 
April 1690, restoring the Presbyterian 
ministers ; entered burgess and guild- 
brother of Edinburgh 5th Nov. following ; 
died there, 20th Dee. 1696, aged about 49. 
He marr. 24th Aug. 1675, Anna Gladstanes, 
who died 23rd May 1722, and had issue 
Walter, buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 
16th Oct. 1695 ; and Joshua, buried there, 
22nd Dec. 1697. [Reg. Collat. ; Edin. Guild 
Reg. ; Edin, Reg. (Marr. and JJur.) ; Min.- 
book Reg. Priv. Seal; MS. Ace. of Min., 
1689 ; Scot. Presb. Eloq. ; Kirkton s Hist.] 

JAMES KIRKTON, M.A., noticed above ; 
16 restored by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690, but preached only two 
Sundays, and was translated to Tolbooth 
Parish, Edinburgh. The church was de 
clared vacant March 1691. 

JOHN WALLACE of Monkcastle, born 

about 1629 ; eldest son of Col. James 

W. of Achans ; educ. at Univ. of 

Glasgow ; M.A. (1649) ; adm. to Largs in- 

1658, but deprived llth June 1662; in 

dulged in 1672, but again deprived 15th 

Feb. 1679 ; returned in 1687 ; trans, and adm. 

to this charge 13th May 1692; died 14th 

Feb. 1693. He marr. Jane Hutchison. 

ROBERT LIVER, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1697 3rd July 1693); ord. to Hownam 

14th Nov. 1695 ; called Dec. 1696 ; 

trans, and adm. 4th May 1697 ; dem. 20th 

June 1717. 

JAMES INNES, son of Robert I., wine 
171g merchant, Leith ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
llth May 1704) ; first rector of the 
Grammar School of Hawick, 1710-18 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Jedburgh 5th June 1717 ; 
pres. by Thomas Haliburton of Newmains 
that year; ord. 18th Sept. 1718; died 1st 
July 1767. He marr. 20th July 1726, 
Christian (died at Edinburgh, 4th Dec. 
1770), daugh. of Robert Munro of Coul, 
advocate, and had issue Mary ; Robert, 
M.D., born 24th April 1730 ; Captain 
Albert, born 4th Feb. 1732 ; James, min. 
of Yester, born 17th June 1733 ; Anne, 
born 6th Dec. 1734, died 4th Dec. 1762. 
[Hau ick Sess. Reg.] 

JOHN MARTIN, pres. by AValter Scott 
1768 ^ Harden, and ord. 28th Sept. 1768 ; 
trans, to Spott 4th March 1790. 

JAMES DUNCAN, licen. by Presb. of 
7 Auchterarder 22nd April, pres. by 
Walter Scott of Harden 3rd July, 
and ord. 28th Sept. 1790; died 27th Jan. 
1845, in his 82nd year. He marr. 10th 
Feb. 1795, Elizabeth Laurie, in the parish 
of Smailholm, who died at Edinburgh, 8th 
Sept. 1868, aged 95, and had issue James, 
licentiate of the Church of Scotland, born 
9th Oct. 1796, died 7th Jan. 1822 ; Isabella, 
born 9th April 1798, died 18th May 1830 ; 
Sarah Elizabeth, born 4th July 1799, died 
27th Dec. 1819 ; Barbara, born 27th June 
1800, died 15th March 1819 ; Thomas, born 
9th Oct. 1802, died 26th Jan. 1821 ; Mary, 
born 4th June 1806; Elizabeth, born 30th 
Dec. 1807, died 1st Aug. 1831 ; Harriet, 



[I liESB. OF 

born 31st Dec. 1811, died 16th May 1813. 
Publications Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s, xiv., and Xciv Stat. Ace., ii.) 

JOHN GRIEVE, a native of Roxburgh 
shire ; pres. by Hugh, Lord Polwarth, 
27th June, and adm. 4th Sept. 1845 ; 
dep. 21st May 1860. He became a school 
master at Greenhill, Shotts, and died 19th 
June 1884. He marr. 7th July 1861, Agnes 
Dinwoodie, who died 29th Aug. 1902, leav 
ing issue. 

WILLIAM M LEAN, trans, from Ash- 
kirk, and adm. 1st Nov. I860; clerk 
of Presb., 1863-4; trans, to Pen- 
ninghame 7th April 1864. 

burgh, 3rd July 1827, son of David 
M., tailor, Dunkeld, and Isabella 
Purves ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; served sometime in 
the office of a W.S. ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh in 1854 : ord. to Leslie, Fife, 
1st March 1855 ; pres. by Hugh, Lord Pol 
warth ; trans, and adm. 16th June 1864 ; 
clerk of Presb., 1879-91 ; died 24th Oct. 
1891. He marr. 3rd June 1891, Agnes, 
daugh. of George Frederick Jones, Kel- 
burne, Fairlie. Publication edited (with 
biographical sketch) Under the Shadoiv, 
sermons by William M Lean [his predeces 
sor] (Edinburgh, 1881). He left in manu 
script a Commentary on the Book of the 

born Dyce, Aberdeenshire, 29th Nov. 
1843, son of Alexander D. : educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; student missionary, 
Barony Parish, Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow ; ord. to the Chapel-of-Ease 
(now South Parish), Girvan, 20th Feb. 
1873 ; trans, to St Vincent s Parish, Glas 
gow, 21st Dec. 1881 ; trans, and adm. 17th 
May 1892 ; convener of Life and W^ork Sub 
committee on Mission - weeks ; died llth 
Jan. 1908. He marr. 9th July 1874, Anna- 
bella Gordon (died 5th Dec. 1909), daugh. 
of James Robertson, and had issue Mary 
Gordon, born 5th April 1875 (marr. 19th 
Sept. 1907, John Donaldson M Callum, 

min. of Larkhall) : George Henry, min. 
of the West Parish, Aberdeen; Elizabeth 
Gray, born 26th Jan. 1878 (marr. 4th Aug. 
1904, James Chrystal, Bombay) ; Edith 
Armstrong, born 7th May 1885. 

19Q8 Muirhead, Shotts, 21st May 1858, 
son of James Manuel of Treesbanks ; 
educated at Wilson s Endowed School, 
Shotts, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1880), 
B.D. (1883); licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
in 1883; assistant at Larbert and Duni- 
pace ; ord. to St Stephen s Chapel. Perth, 
13th May 1885; adm. to St Andrew s 
Parish, Perth, on the closing of Old St 
Stephen s Chapel, 30th Sept. that year ; 
trans, and adm. llth June 1908. Marr. (1) 
7th Aug. 1889, Mary Somerville (died s.p. 
14th June 1891), daugh. of Robert Lindsay, 
merchant, Coatbridge : (2) 7th Dec. 1898, 
Agnes Manuel, youngest daugh. of Joseph 
Stenhouse, shipbuilder, Dumbarton, and 
has issue Agnes Gilmour, born 17th July 
1901 ; James, born 10th Jan. 1903 ; Marian 
Gilmour, born 3rd Aug. 1906 ; Dora Grisell 
Baillie, born 9th Nov. 1910. Publications 
Eastern Impressions (Perth, 1907) ; A 
Gladdening River: Twenty - Five Years 
Guild Influence amon<j the Himolayas 
(London, 1914). 


[The church, previous to the Reformation, 
belonged to the Abbey of Jedburgh. There 
was here a hospital called Smailholm 
Spital. In the church is a window to the 
memory of Sir Walter Scott, who spent 
part of his boyhood in this parish.] 

THOMAS M KENNA, reader from 1574 
1574 to 1576. 

JOHN MAKENNOCH, reader from 1578 
1578 to 1580. 

GEORGE HOME, styled vicar in 1578. 
-[Feu Charters of Kirklands, ii., 



JOHN KENNEDY, probably the above 
1586 John Makennoch, reader in 1586. 




DAVID FOKSYTH, min. of St Bos- 
wells, had this parish also in his 
charge in 1593 ; pres. to the vicarage 

by James VI. before July 1593 [ride St 


from Hutton, and adm. in 1595 ; 
trans, to Tranent that year. 


JAMES HUNTER, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
12th Aug. 1591) ; adm. to Borthwick 
in 1593 : trans, to Skirling in 1594 ; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 1st May 
1598 : died before 30th Sept. 1629. He 
marr. 30th Aug. 1598, Marion Aikman 
(who survived him, and marr. (2) Thomas 
M Dowall in Stodrig), and had issue Alex 
ander in Wranghame, in the parish, who 
was served heir 20th July 1030: Cleorge. 
[fay. May. Sly. . Re<j. Assiy. ; Key. Sec. 
Siy. ; Edin. Reg. (Mu,rr.) j / / R f t- ^ f., 
1751 ; Key. of Deeds, cccxcvi.] 

JAMES LOGAN, M.A. (Edinburgh. 27th 
July 1616) : classical master in the 
High School, Edinburgh, 12th March 
1617: pres. by Charles I. 30th Sept. 1629; 
was a member of the Court of High Com 
mission 21st Oct. 1634 ; dep. before 21st 
Sept. 1641. He had 100 sterling allowed 
by Parliament, 5th July 1661, as some 
compensation for his sufferings. [Rey. Sec. 
Siy. . Baillie : s Letter* : Maitland Mi well., 
ii. ; Acts of P<irL, vii. ; Steven s Edin. 
Ili jli School, 83.] 

164Q burgh, 23rd July 1631) ; tutor to the 
Master of Cranstoun ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dalkeith 20th Dec. 1638 ; adm. 26th May 
1640 : pres. by Charles I. 21st Sept. 1641 ; 
he was appointed by the Assembly, 4th 
June 1644, to accompany the Master of 
Cranstoun s Regiment to England ; was 
a member of Assemblies 1645-9 ; confined 
to his parish on the re-establishment of 
Episcopacy in 1662 ; died before 8th March 
1671. He marr., and had issue William, 
eldest son, served heir 1673. [Edin. Sas., 
xviii., 367 ; Old Dec., iii. ; Key. Sec. Siy. ; 
Jedburyh Presb. Re<j. ; Wodrow s Hist., \., 
326 ; Baillie s Letters ; Livingston s Life ; 


Bannatyne Miscdl., ii. ; Acts of Ass. ; In<[. 
Ret. Gen., 5653, 7904.] 

1671 from Dalserf; pres. by Charles II. 
4th July 1671 ; trans, to Liberton 
14th Oct. 1674. 

GIDEON BROWN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1676 19th July 1661); licen. by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 2nd April 
1664: ord. to Legerwood 8th March 1666; 
pres. by Charles II. 2nd Jan. 1676, and adm. 
soon after ; deprived by the Privy Council, 
26th Sept. 1689, for neither reading the Pro 
clamation of the Estates nor praying for 
William and Mary, and for absenting him 
self from church on the day appointed for 
reading the Proclamation. He is spoken 
of as a " violent persecutor ;: of the Presby 
terians. He had a son, Alexander, periwig- 
maker and barber, afterwards servitor to 
the Duke of Queensberry. [Consistorial 
J rocessex, Scot. Rec. Soc., No. 140; 
Min.-book A ey. 1 rir. Seal ; MS. Ace. of 
Min., 1689 : Scot. Presb. Eloq. ; Rule s Sec. 
Vindication ; Peterkin s Constitution of the 
Church. ] 

JOHN BELL, son of Robert B., min. of 

to Ardrossan after 1655 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament llth June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662; indulged 
27th July 1669 ; returned to Ardrossan 
in 1687 ; clem, after 3rd April 1688 ; 
restored 25th April 1690; adm. to this 
parish 12th Oct. 1691 ; died Jan. 1702, 
aged 68, leaving a son, Robert, min. of 
Cavers. [Wodrow MSS.] 

M.A. (Edinburgh, 13th July 1695); 
called 19th Jan., and ord. 6th May 
1703; died June 1709, aged about 36. He 
marr. Mary, daugh. of George Bell of Bel- 
ford, and his wife, a daugh. of Sir Thomas 
Carre of Cavers, and stepsister of the first 
Countess of Marchmont. She was alive 
in 1730, and had issue Mary, bapt. 28th 
Feb. 1705 (marr. Patrick Hepburn, min. of 
Ayton) ; Isobel, born 15th Dec. 1706 (marr. 
William Home, min. of Fogo) : George 



bapt. 2nd Feb. 1709. \_Fogo tiess. Reg. ; 


1710 kurgh, 29th A P ril 1701 ); licen - b y 

Presb. of Lauder 22nd March 1709 ; 
called 12th Jan., and ord. 20th July 1710 ; 
died unmarr. 12th May 1743, aged 62. 

deen 1708, son of Alexander D., 
weaver and burgess ; educated at 
Marischal College and Univ. ; licen. by 
Presb. of Earlston 7th Jan. 1735; tutor in 
the family of Alexander, second Earl of 
Marchmont ; ord. to Traquair 12th Sept. 
1738; pros, by Grisell, Lady Murray of 
Stanhope, with consent of her mother, 
Lady Grisell Baillie, 1st Aug., trans, and 
adm. 24th Nov. 1743 ; D.D. (Aberdeen 
1773); died 29th Sept, 1795. He was Sir 
Walter Scott s minister during his Smail- 
holm boyhood. He is described in the 
Introduction to the third canto of Marmion, 
as * 

" The venerable priest, 
Our frequent and familiar guest, 
Whoso life and manners well could paint 
Alike the student and the saint," 

and is thought to be the prototype of " Josiah 
Cargill" in tit Ronan s Well. He marr. 
2nd Feb. 1744, Helen (died 10th Jan. 1748, 
aged 36), daugh. of William Home of 
Greenlaw Castle, factor on the Mellerstain 
estate, and Anne, daugh. of Sir Alexander 
Purves of that ilk, and had issue Alex 
ander, min. of Gordon ; Agnes, born ISth 
Aug. 1746 (marr., pro. 19th Oct. 1766, 
Thomas Cleghorn, Inspector-General of Im 
ports and Exports, and Dean of Guild of 
Edinburgh), died 4th Dec. 1785 ; William, 
colonel H.E.I.C.S., born 31st Dec. 1747, 
died in London, 1st March 1830; George 
(twin), born 31st Dec. 1747, died 22nd 
March 1748. Publications A Preventa- 
tive against the Principles of Infidelity, or 
the Nature and Design of the Christian 
Religion and the Evidences of its Truth 
and Divine Origin (Edinburgh, 1774) ; The 
Devout Communicant s Assistant (Edin 
burgh, 1777; Berwick, 1792); The Evidence 
of the Resurrection of Jesus as recorded in 
the New Testament, a sermon preached 

before the S.P.C.K. (Edinburgh, 1783) ; The 
History of the Revolution, 1688 (Edinburgh, 
1790); Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., iii.). He left in manuscript a 
Journal of the Rebellion, 1745, which was 
not published. [Tomlst. ; Scots Magazine, 
1796; Lockhart s Life of Scott; W. S. 
Crockett s 77/6 ticott Originals (portrait). 

1796 burgh, 5th Jan. 1777, son of Thomas 
C., Inspector - General of Imports 
and Exports for Scotland, and grandson 
of preceding min. ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 5th 
July, pres. by George Baillie of Mellerstain 
4th Aug., and ord. 28th Sept, 1796; dem. 
1st April 1845 ; died unmarr. 12th April 
1847 ; interred in St Cuthbert s Churchyard, 
Edinburgh. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., iii.). 

DAVID SWAN, born Banbeith, Leven, 

1843 ^ 6 1St ^ U * y 18 8 S n ^ ^^ n ^ 
farmer ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; assistant at Smailholm ; pres. by 
George Baillie of Mellerstain 9th Aug., and 
ord. (assistant and successor) 28th Sept. 
1843; clerk of Presb., 1843-63; died un 
marr. 12th Sept. 1886. 

12th Feb. 1855, son of James S. 
and Annie Bain ; educated at Elgin 
Academy, Milne s Institution, Fochabers, 
Univs. of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and 
at Marburg ; M.A. (Aberdeen 1876) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Elgin 14th May 1879 ; assistant 
at Huntly, Newbattle, and Smailholm ; 
ord. 16th June 1887. Publication Scott, 
tit Cuthbert, Smailholm Church, and Tower 
[book of the Bazaar] (Edinburgh, 1896). 


[The church was dedicated to St Mary. 
Here was the southern seat of the Arch 
bishop of St Andrews, called the Stow 
of Wedalc. It had a right of sanctuary. 
Beside the ruin of the old church is Our 
Lady s Well.] 




WILLIAM HESLOP, reader from 1574 
1574 to 1578. 

JAMES MITCHELL, brother of George 
158g M., flour-miller, burgess of Edin 
burgh: mentioned as min. in 1585; 
died between 7th Jan. and 19th July 1626. 
He marr. (1) Marion, daugh. of James 
M Cartney, who died before 1615, and had 
issue John, who was at ( ourt in London 
in 1621 : (2) Elizabeth Wright, who sur 
vived him. |Y/. R. In-hil., xvi., 43 ; ihld., 
19th Nov. 1624; !l,i<L t 20th May 1625 : 
Key. Assiij. ; Ed in. Tests. ; Inq. Ret. de 
Tut., 1306-10.] 

WILLIAM MAXWELL, M.A. ; adm. in 
1628 1628 : trans, to Dunbar in 1635. 

1635 ljm y h> 27t h July 1022); employed 
by the Town Council of Edinburgh 
to preach in the vacant pulpits of the city 
previous to 28th Nov. 1634 ; adrn. 23rd 
Aug. 1635 ; suspended by Presb. 7th April 
1639: dep. 22nd April 1639, for not 
acknowledging the General Assembly in 
1638, and desertion of his charge. He 
marr. (cont. 18th and 25th Feb. 1636) 
Margaret, youngest daugh. of Sir James 
Pringle of Galashiels, and had issue 
Thomas. [Jtey. of Deeds, dxxiv., 133 ; Ediii. 
Coun<\ and Ness. Keys. ; }Vodron J/.SX] 

JOHN CLELAND, son of George C., 
min. of Durisdeer ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (22nd 
June 1633); having resided within its 
bounds for eleven months, he got a testi 
monial from the Presb. of Dalkeith 26th 
July 1638; ord. 10th Dec. 1640; joined 
the Protesters in 1651 ; died Aug. 1665, 
aged about 52. He marr. Janet, sister of 
Archibald Porteous, min. of Oxnam, and 
had issue James ; John ; Robert ; Archi 
bald ; Janet ; Margaret ; Jean ; Christian ; 
Elizabeth. {Dalkeith and Jedburyh Presl. 
Regs. ; Edin. Tests. ; Wodrow ; s Hist. ; Acts 
of Par!., vii.] 

ROBERT KAY, on the Exercise at 

1666 Stirling 26th July 1627; adm. to 

Second Charge, Dumbarton, 1636; 

left in 1643; adm. to Dunfermline 16th 


Jan. 1645 ; dem. in 1665 ; adm. to this 
charge in 1666 ; died 15th May 1680. He 
marr. Barbara Lindsay, and had issue 
Robert ; Charles, inin. of Second Charge, 
South Leith. [Dtotfermline Sess. 7iV/.] 

ANDREW NAUGHLEY, adm. to Kirk- 
168Q mabreck about 1674 ; trans, and adm. 
llth Aug. 1680; deprived by the 
Privy Council, 29th Aug. 1689, for neither 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates 
nor praying for William and Mary, but 
for King James. He became curate of 
Threlkeld, Penrith, 4th April 1698 ; died 
there, 17th April 1705. He marr. Mary, 
daugh. of William Burnett of Barns, and 
Christian Whitford, and had issue Alex 
ander, his successor in the curacy, ord. 
priest 19th May 1706, died 30th April 
1756; William; James; Margaret. [J/X 
Ace. of Jfin., 1689; Peterkin s Constitution 
of the Church: Hutchinson s Cumberland^ 
i. ; ThrdM<l 

HUGH SCOTT, M.A. (Edinburgh 1649) ; 

168g adrn. to Bedrule 17th March 1657; 

deprived by Parliament and Privy 

Council llth June and 1st Oct. 1662 ; adm. 

j to Oxnam in 1672 : trans, to Galashiels 1st 

| Dec. 1672 ; trans, and adm. to this charge 

; in 1689. He was a member of Assembly in 

\ 1690, and died before 4th Nov. that year. 

He marr. Jean Pringle, who died at Edin 

burgh 19th July 1709, aged 65, and had 

issue David, born 1676 ; Hugh ; James of 

Blackwater, St Fergus ; Helen (marr. 23rd 

Nov. 1708, Thomas Waldie, merchant, Edin 

burgh). \_Edin. Tests. ; Banff Sas., 28th 

Dec. 1697.] 

JAMES DOUGLAS, son of Robert D., 
1693 soa P-boiler. Edinburgh ; called 25th 
Oct. 1692 ; ord. 9th Aug. 1693 ; died 
22nd March 1732. He marr. Jean Allan, 
who died at Edinburgh, 19th April 1741. 
She presented two silver communion cups 
to the parish 27th June 1736. [Edin. Re<j. 
(Bw.}; Edin. Tests.] 

DAVID DUNCAN, born Aberdeen 1702, 

1733 son ^ Alexander D., weaver and 

burgess, brother of Alexander D., 

D.D., min. of Smailholm ; educated at 

Marischal College and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 




licen. by Presb. of Biggar 18th Feb. 1731 ; 
tutor in the family of Sir William Baillie | 
of Lamington ; prcs. by George II. 5th 
Sept, 1732; ord. 2nd Aug. 1733; pros, to 
Gladsmuir, but died on the eve of his in 
duction, 22nd Oct. 1758. He marr. (1) 
Nov. 1734, Elizabeth, daugh. of John Ful- 
larton of Auchinhay : (2) pro. 17th June ! 
1739, Margaret (died before llth Jan. 1749), 
daugh. of James Pringle, brother of Sir 
John P. of Stichill, Bart. : (3) 29th Jan. 
1752, Janet Buchanan, who died 30th April 
1763. [Edin. Tests. ; Acts of Ass., 1733 : 

EGBERT DAWSON, had gift of a 
bursary at the Univ. of Edinburgh 
from the Exchequer 27th Nov. 1747 : 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 29th Nov. 
1752 ; assistant at Saltoun ; pres. by George 
II. 9th March, and ord. 25th Sept. 1759; 
died 23rd March 1809, in his 82nd year. 
He marr. 17th Nov. 1767, Mary Aber- 
cromby, who died 1st Feb. 1814, and had 
i ssue _William, born 31st Aug. 17G8 ; Helen, 
born 10th March 1770; Jean, born 19th 
June 1772 ; Kebecca, born 2nd Feb. 1773, 
died 15th July 1776 ; Alexander, surgeon, 
born 8th May 1777. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., vii.). 

JOHN CORMACK, born 1776, son of 
William G., blacksmith, Edinburgh, 
which occupation he also followed 
for a time ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh 
(where he was prizeman for the best essay) ; 
M.A. (28th Jan. 1803); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 29th Feb. 1804 ; pres. by George 
III. 15th May, and ord. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 17th Sept. 1807 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 
12th April 1828); died 20th Dec. 1840. 
He took much interest in the condition 
of the farm servants in his parish, and 
formed an association for their improve 
ment and welfare. He marr. 7th April 
1814, Helen (died at Nairn, 28th Sept. 
1848), daugh. of John Rose of Holme, and 
had issue Sir John Rose, M.D., medical 
writer, distinguished himself at the Siege 
of Paris in 1871 [vide Dirt. Nat. Biog.\ 
born 5th Dec. 1815, died 13th May 1882; 
William, born 30th April 1817, died 27th 

June 1818; Jane Ann, born 16th Feb. 
1819, died 28th Sept. 1836. Publications 
Sermon at opening the Synod (Edinburgh, 
1810); Account of the Abolition of Female 
Infanticide in dvzentt (London, 1815); 
Pastoral Hints to the Parishioners (Edin 
burgh, 1823) ; Inquiry into the Doctrine of 
Original Sin (Edinburgh, 1824); Review of lai the Clleadite (Edinburgh, 1827); 
Association for the Improvement and En 
couragement of Servants in the Border 
Districts (Edinburgh, 1827); Illustrations 
of Faith (Edinburgh, 1839) ; Memoir of the 
Rev. William Stark [min. of Dirleton] 
(Stark s Sermons) ; contributions to the 
Edinburgh Christian Instructor; trans 
lated Fenelon s Lives of the Ancient Philos 
ophers, 2 vols. (London, 1803), and The 
Church of Home, by Cesar Malan, D.D. 
(London, 1840) ; On Voluntari/ Church 
Association-, Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., i.). 


DAVID WADDELL, born Gavinton, 
Berwickshire, 27th June 1794, son 
of William W. and Isobel Trotter ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; tutor at 
Monte Video to the family of the British 
Consul ; licen. by Presb. of Duns ; mission 
ary at New North Parish, Edinburgh, and 
at Stobhill ; pres. by Queen Victoria, and 
ord. 14th Sept. 1841 ; died unmarr. 5th Jan. 
1873. Publications Articles in Chamlers s 
Journal, and other publications, on his 
foreign experiences and impressions. [The 
Border Almanac, 1874.] 

1873 M.A. ; pres. by Queen Victoria 4th 
April 1873; trans, from Second 
Charge, Montrose, and adin. 17th July 
1873; trans, to Tron Parish, Edinburgh, 
22nd Sept. 1881. 

land, 13th Aug. 1844, son of William 
W. and Jane Clark ; educated at 
Beith School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Irvine ; took charge of Sandy- 
ford Parish Mission (now St Clement s 
Parish), Glasgow ; ord. to Fullarton, Irvine, 
28th Jan. 1875 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Montrose, 28th Jan. 1876; trans, and ad in. 




20th April 1882 ; died 8th June 1910. He 
marr. 19th Aug. 1875, Margaret, daugh. of 
George Burrell, shipowner, Glasgow. 

Blairhall, Scone, 5th June 1870, son 
of John W. and Euphemia Wilkie ; 
educated at Perth Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh, M.A. (1893), B.D. (llth April 
1890), and at Halle, Berlin, Paris ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dalkeith in 1897 ; assistant at 
Morningside, Edinburgh : ord. to Greenlaw, 
Paisley, 24th April 1902 ; trans, to Rose- 
mount, Aberdeen, 2nd April 1907 ; trans, 
and ad in. 27th Jan. 1911 ; Hastic Lecturer, 
Univ. of Glasgow, 19ir>. Marr. 29th July 
1902, Marion Miller, daugh. of Thomas 
Grainger Taylor. Publications The Quebec 
Tercentenary (Aberdeen, 1909) ; In His 
Name (London, 1914). 


[Previous to the Reformation the church, 
dedicated to St Mary, belonged to the 
nunnery of Coldstream. The parish was 
united to Gordon in 1617, but again dis 
joined. Afterwards the Presb. found it 
expedient that the kirk of Bassendean 
should be disunited and separated from 
Gordon. This being recommended by the 
Synod also, and advised by the General 
Assembly, 16th June 1646, the parish was 
disjoined by the Commissioners for Planta 
tion of Kirks, 30th June 1647, and "the 
parishioners, or some of the best affected, 
bigged a kirk instead of that which was 
altogether ruinous and fallen down." By 
Act of Parliament, 2nd March 1649, the 
kirk was ordered to be transported from 
Bassendean to Westruther. In the parish 
were the chapel of Wedderlie and the 
White Chapel of Spottiswood, vide The 
Border Magazine, Jan. 1903.] 

ANDREW CURRIE, styled "vicar of 
1669 Bassendean ;; in 1569 and in 1574. 

NINIAN BORTHWICK, trans, from 
Lauder in 1574, having Legerwood 
and Earlston also under his care. 
He was still min. in 1578. \_Rey. Assig.} 



THOMAS STORIE, adm. to Foulden in 
1576; trans, to Hutton about 1596, 
when Gordon also was under his 

charge ; pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 

20th Dec. 1598 ; removed to Gordon in 

1609. \_Reg. Assig. ] 

JOHN VEITCH, born 2nd March 1620, 
son of John V., min. of Roberton, 
Lanarkshire ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1639) ; pres. by Charles 
II. 29th Dec. 1647 ; adm. 8th May 1648. 
An Act of Parliament was passed in his 
favour 2nd July 1661, but its terms are not 
known. Refusing to conform to Episco 
pacy, he was deprived in 1662. He returned 
in 1680 under the Act of Indulgence, but 
failing to compear before the Privy Council, 
he was declared outlaw, 5th Oct. of that 
year. He was arrested, and suffered great 
privations in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh. 
He was again deprived in 1682, and 
sentenced to a further term of imprison 
ment. 2nd Aug. 1683. He was released 
10th Dec. following, and returned to his 
I charge, but on 4th Sept. 1685 he was 
seized by order of the Lord Chancellor 
[James Drummond, Earl of Perth], and 
kept in prison for twenty weeks. In 1690 
he was restored, and was a member of 
Assembly in 1690 and 1692. He died at 
Dalkeith, on his return from the Commis 
sion of Assembly, 16th Dec. 1702, and was 
buried there. He marr. (1) 7th Sept. 1652, 
Agnes, daugh. of Alexander Home, third 
of Bassendean, and Sybilla, daugh. of 
George Broun of Colstoun ; they had 
sasine of lands in Bassendean llth July 
1659 : (2) Susanna Dundas, who survived 
him, and had issue George, writer, Edin 
burgh ; Susanna (marr. Nicol Edgar, min. 
i of Hobkirk) ; Sophia (marr. James Ker, 
I min. of Nenthorn). Publication A De 
scription of Berwickshire, or the Mers 
(Sibbald MSS., Advocates Library; vide 
Macfarlane s Geographical Selections, iii., 
169-185, Scot. Hist. Soc., 1908). [Wod- 
row s Hist., iii., 196 ; Memoir of William 
Veitch [his brother]; Acts of Part., vii. ; 
Livingston s Life; Reg. Gen. Ass., 1690, 
1692 ; Reg. Old Dec., i., ii., iii. ; Monteith s 
Theater of Mortality, ii. ; Edin. and Lander 




Test* ; Scot. Fred). Eloq. ; Hist. Berwick. 
Nat. Club, xviii.; inscription in Veitch s 
Latin Bible, formerly in the possession of 
the Rev. Walter Wood.] 


GEORGE WILSON, adm. to Killellan 
before 31st Aug. 1065 ; trans, to 
Simprin 12th Sept. 1072 ; adm. in 
1683; pres. by Charles II. 26th March 
1684 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690, restoring the Presbyterian 
mins. \_Kffj. Sec. Sig. , Min.-book Reg. 
Friv. Seal ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

1690 JOHN VEITCH, M.A. (see above). 


WALTER SCOTT, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
28th June 1697); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbar 27th Jan. 1703; called 
15th June, and ord. 21st Sept. 1704 ; died 
May 1737, aged about 60. He marr. 28th 
Feb. 1707, Sophia (died 1st April 1771), 
claugh. of George Home of Bassendean, 
and Katherine Pringle of Greenknowe, 
and had issue Francis, his successor ; 
Catherine ; Agnes (marr. 19th Oct. 1730, 
Andrew Gray, wigmaker, Edinburgh) ; 
Barbara (marr. 6th July 1746, James 
Anderson, one of the masters of the 
High School, Edinburgh). [Lander Tests. ; 

FRANCIS SCOTT, bapt. 28th Dec. 
1738 1 "^ son f preceding; licen. by 
Presb. of Earlston 5th Sept. 1732; 
pres. by George II. 30th Sept. 1737 ; ord. 
8th May 1738; died 12th Nov. 1781. He 
marr. 13th Oct. 1743, Barbara Ker, who 
died at Dalkeith, s.j>. 6th May 1782. 

WILLIAM SHIELS, M.A. ; pres. by 

1782 George HI" 23r(i N v - 1781 > ord - 
29th Aug. 1782 ; trans, to Earlston 
1st July 1813. 

JOHN SHIELS, born 14th April 1789, 

son of preceding ; educated at Univ. 

of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 

Lauder 6th Sept. 1811 ; pres. by George, 

Prince Regent, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1813 ; 

died unmarr. at Nice, where he had gone 

for the recovery of his health, llth Feb. 


JOHN BIRRELL, M.A. ; pres. by 

1819 ^ eoi 8 e > Prince Regent, and ord. 

23rd Sept. 1819 ; trans, to Second 

Charge, Cupar-Fife, 28th Sept. 1825. 


WILLIAM FLEMING, pres. by George 

IV - : ord - llth Ma y 1826 ; D - D - 

(Glasgow, April 1829) : trans, to 
Old Kilpatrick 4th Aug. 182!). 

ROBERT J A MIES ON, pros, by 
George IV. Oct. 1829; ord. 22nd 
April 1830 ; clerk to the Presb. 19th 
Dec. 1833 ; trans, to Carrie 14th Dec. 1837. 


WALTER WOOD of Grangehill, born 
Dundee 31st Oct. 1812, son of James 
W., M.D., afterwards of Edinburgh, 
and Mary, daugh. of Alexander Wood of 
Grangehill, merchant in Elie ; educated at 
Edinburgh Academy and Univ. of Edin 
burgh; M.A. (7th April 1832); licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews loth June 1836; 
assistant at St Mary s Parish, Edinburgh, 
and at Kilbride ; pres. by Queen Victoria, 
and ord. 3rd May 1838. Joined the Free 
Church ; min. of Westruther Free Church 
1843-45 ; of the Free Church, Elie, 20th 
March 1845; died 6th March 1882. He 
marr. (1) 25th Feb. 1845, Agnes (died 
s.p. 14th April 1876), daugh. of George 
Scott of Boundary Bank, Jedburgh : (2) 
20th Sept. 1877, Margaret, daugh. of Alex 
ander Broadfoot, New Zealand. Publica 
tions Present Diity, a Pastoral Address 
to the Parishioners (Edinburgh, 1843) ; 
What is Tradition, Worth ? a sermon 
(Edinburgh, 1844) ; A Vast Difference 
(Edinburgh, 1845) ; Memoir of Walter 
Pringle of Greenknowe (Edinburgh, 1847) ; 
The Last Things, an Examination of the 
Doctrine of Scripture concerning the Re 
surrection, the Second Coming of Christ, 
and the Millennium (London, 1851) ; Letter 
to the Rev. William Blatch on Baptismal 
Regeneration (Pittenweem, 1851) ; The East 
Neuk of Fife, its History and Antiquities 
(Edinburgh, 1862 ; 2nd ed., 1887 [edited by 
his nephew, James Wood Brown, M.A., 
min. of the Free Church at Gordon]) ; 
Reply to Bishop Wordsworth s Charges 
for 1865 and 1866 (Edinburgh, 1866). He 
left in MS. commentaries on the Apoca- 




lypse and the Prophecies of Zechariah. 
[Conolly s Eminent Men of Fife ; The 
Harder Almanac, 1883 ; East Neuk of 
Fife [Memoir].] 


HENRY TAYLOR, born Slamannan, 
31st Dec. 1809, son of Robert T. 
and Elizabeth Robertson ; educated 
at Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 26th June 1839 ; 
assistant at Polmont and Greenock ; ord. 
by Presb. of Greenock for service in Canada 
20th Oct. 1841 ; min. at Missisquoi Bay and 
at La Prairie 1841-4 ; adm. to this charge 
16th Feb. 1844 ; D.D. (Middleburg College, 
Vermont, U.S.A., 15th Sept. 1866); died 
llth Jan. 1896. He marr. 21st Oct. 1841, 
Marion (died 8th Nov. 1885), daugh. of 
John Gilchrist and Janet Gray, and had 
issue Janet Gray, born 22nd July 1842 
(marr. (1) George Nisbet, farmer, Flass ; 
(2) William Taylor, Glasgow); Elizabeth 
Robertson, born 20th Jan. 1845, died 16th 
Nov. 1845 ; Elizabeth Robertson, born 16th 
Oct. 1846 ; Marion Gilchrist, born 10th 
Jan. 1849, died 10th May 1855 ; Henrietta 
Jane, born 4th Aug. 1851, died 14th 

Sept. 1867. Publication A Letter on 
Revivals (1860). [The Horder Almanac, 

JOHN MUIRHEAD, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
1896 24th June 1896; clerk of Presb. 
1899-1904; trans, to Avendale llth 
Feb. 1904. 

DAVID SILVER, born Portlethen 
Schoolhouse, Banchory - Devenick, 
7th April 1864, son of David S. 
and Margaret Davidson Allan ; educated 
at schools of St Fillans, Crieff, and 
Comrie, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1890); Royal Bounty Missionary at 
Struan ; licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 
in 1891 ; ord. (at Struan) to St George s, 
Grenada, West Indies, 2nd Feb. 1897 ; 
res. in 1902 ; assistant at Selkirk in 1903 ; 
adm. 19th May 1904. Marr. 16th Feb. 
1897, Georgina, daugh. of George Stephen 
and Elizabeth Thorn, and has issue 
George James, born 14th Nov. 1897 ; 
Loveday Murray (twin), born 14th Nov. 
1897, died 2nd March 1898. 


[The erection of this Presbytery was undertaken by the General Assembly in April 
1581. In 1613 a number of its parishes were incorporated in the new Presbytery of 
Earlston then formed. Melrose was made the Presbytery seat, and so remained till 
1640, when it was again changed to Selkirk. The only remaining Record of Melrose 
Presbytery begins 6th Jan. 1607, and terminates 12th Jan. 1619; another, beginning 
1639 and ending 1652, has been lost. Those of Selkirk commence 10th Feb. 1691.] 


[The church was dedicated to St Xinian, 
whose holy well was near.] 

JOHN HAMILTON, pres. by James VI. 
1570 14th Oct. 1570. 

1574 JOHN SCOTT, reader. 

THOMAS CRANSTOUN, trans, from 
Liberton ; pres. by James VI. 6th 
Jan. 1579. Complaint was made in 
the Assembly, Oct. 1580, that he adminis 
tered the sacraments without examination 
and outside his own parish, committing 
the examination of the people to readers, 
baptizing privately, celebrating the Com 
munion at Innerleithen on Easter Day, 
etc. He was retrans. to Liberton after 
12th April 1582. [Reg. Assig. ; Calder- 
wood s Hist., iii., 476] 

ROBERT SCOTT, son of Walter S. of 
15Q6 Headshaw ; pres. by James VI. 15th 
April 1586. [Reg. Assif?.] 

1604 before 24th May 1593 ; pres. by 
James VI. 5th May 1604. By 7th 
May 1611, he was "under disease, and 
content to tak order anent providing his 
kirk at the sight of the mins. of Melrose, 
Earlston, and Stow." He died before 20th 

July 1611. He marr., and had issue an 
only son, Patrick. [Reg. Assig. ; Reg. of 
Deeds, cxciii., 439.] 

1611 (^ Andrews 1601) ; produced testi 
monials from the Presb. of Hadding- 
ton ; was pres. by John, Archbishop of 
Glasgow, after 18th June, and adm. 31st 
July 1611 ; died before 9th March 1620. 
He marr. Agnes Scott (who survived him, 
and marr. (2) James Scott, called of Whits- 
lade), and had issue Jean ; Elizabeth. 
[Roxburgh Inhih., 6th Feb. 1633; Ediii. 
Com. Dec., 28th March 1620.] 


ALEXANDER REID, adm. before 6th 
^ ec !619; c ^ ec ^ between llth May 
1645 and Nov. 1649. He marr. Janet 

Shaw, and had issue John ; William. 

apprenticed to George Reid, merchant, 

Edinburgh, 12th April 1648. [Jfelrose. 

Sess. Reg. ; Bannatyne Mucell. : Edin. 

App. Reg. ; Reg. of Dee/fs, ccccxlvi. 251, 

dxxxv. 105.] 

1649 burgh, July 1642); adm. between 
19th Aug. and 2nd Nov. 1649 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament llth June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662. He was indulged in 1679 and 1689. 





THOMAS COURTNEY, formerly min. 
of Mertoun and Kirkandrews-upon- 
Esk in England; min. in 1007. 

. R. Iiiliib., 17th June 1667.] 



1675 from Lochmaben, and adtn. before 

30th Nov. 1675 ; trans, to St 

Mungo s, Glasgow, after 16th Oct. 1685. - 

[AV.V. ,SVv. SI [I.] 

1679 not i cec * granted an indulgence by 

the Privy Council 18th Dec. 1671). 
[Wodrow s /fist., iii., 156.] 

niCHARD SCOTT, third son of George 
1685 ^ ^ Sinton an d Mary Gladstanes 
of Dod; M.A. (Edinburgh, 30th 
June 1658) ; adm. to Kirkbean in 1675 ; 
trans, and adm. after 16th Oct. 1685; 
deprived by the Privy Council, 10th Sept. 
1689, for neither reading the Proclamation 
of the Estates nor praying for William and 
Mary. He died at Edinburgh, 25th May 
1722, aged 81. He marr. Katherine 
Crichton, and had issue Jean (marr. 
(1) 28th March 1706, Alexander Leslie, 
advocate in Aberdeen ; (2) 22nd Nov. 1725, 
Alexander, son of Alexander Abercrombie 
of Fetterneir). [J/tf. Ace. of J/m., 1689 ; 
Eflin. Re(j. (Bur.} ; Lain;/ Charters, 2783.] 

1689 mentioned; returned in 1689; died 
before 30th July 1691. He marr., 
and had issue Mary, only daugh. (marr. 
13th May 1691, Gideon Elliot, surgeon 
apothecary, burgess of Edinburgh). [/ . C. 
Deer eta.] 

ROBERT WYLLIE, M.A. ; trans, from 
1691 Yarrow ; called in 1690 ; adm. 3rd 
April 1691 ; trans, to Hamilton 
13th May 1692. 

CHARLES GORDON, a native of 
1695 Aberdeenshire ; M.A. (Aberdeen, 
llth July 1676); adm. to Campvere 
in 1686; trans, to Dalmeny 23rd Sept. 
1691 ; called Nov. 1694 ; trans, and adm. 
8th Aug. 1695 ; offered the Chair of 

Divinity in King s College, Aberdeen, 20th 
Jan. 1698, but declined ; died 19th April 
1710, aged about 54. He marr. 12th June 
1690, Rosina, daugh. of George Campbell, 
min. of Dumfries, who survived him, and 
had issue George; James; Christian. 
[Dumfries Jfarr. Re<j. ; Edin. Re<j. (l>a/>t.); 
Boston s Mem.-, Wodrow s Ann!.; Arts of 
Ass., 1698 ; Tombst.] 

ROBERT LITHGOW, born 1680, 
1711 y un o es t son of Alexander L. of 
Drygrange, and Margaret, daugh. of 
Gavin Elliot of Grange ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
29th April 1701) ; chaplain to his uncle, 
Sir Gilbert Elliot of Minto, Bart., senator 
of the College of Justice ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 17th Sept. 1707; called 23rd 
Aug. 1710 ; ord. 7th March 1711 ; died 
15th Nov. 1729. He marr. Isabella (died 
at Edinburgh, Jan. 1740), eldest daugh. of 
Robert Langlands of that ilk, and had 
issue Robert. \Edin. Tests. ; Boston s 
Mem. : Brown s Gospel Truth.] 


WALTER STEWART of Barnhill, son 
of Bailie Matthew S., Newton of 
Mearns ; educated at Univs. of 
Edinburgh and Leyden ; pros, by Sir 
Gilbert Elliot of Minto, Bart. ; ord. 16th 
Oct. 1730; died 15th April 1762. He 
marr. (pro. 9th Sept. 1750), Mary (died at 
Edinburgh, 2nd March 1793), daugh. of 
James Duncanson of Garshake, and had 
issue Mary, born 4th July 1751, died 
Dec. 1802; Matthew, born 10th Oct. 1752; 
Helen, born 22nd March 1754, died 13th 
May 1815 ; Margaret, born 25th Sept. 1755, 
died 22nd Nov. 1755; James, born llth 
Dec. 1756; Isabella, born 9th May 1759. 
[Wodrow s Anal. ; Edin. Chr. Inst., 
xxv. ; Tombst.] 

1763 Howcleuch and Borthwickmains, 
born 5th May 1720, second son of 
John H., M.D., Jedburgh, and Christian, 
daugh. of Simeon Elliot of Swinsyde ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dalkeith llth Oct. 1745; ord. 
to Castleton 23rd Jan. 1751 ; pres. by Sir 
Gilbert Elliot of Minto, trans, and adm. 




31st March 1763; died 28th April 1797. 
He marr. 19th May 1749, Elizabeth (died 
5th April 1784), second daugh. of Robert 
Elliot of Midlem Mill, and probably widow 
of Charles Paterson of Drygrange, and had 
issue Kathcrine, born 15th Nov. 1752; 
John, captain H.E.I.C.S., born 17th Sept. 
1754, died in India, last male representative 
of the family of Newmains and Mertoun ; 
Robert, born 8th Feb. 1757, died 10th Feb. 
1776; Thomas, born 22nd Nov. 1760, died 
27th July 1765. Publication Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iii.). \0riy. 
Paroch. Scot., i. ; Hist, of the Ifaliburtons ; 

1798 J ames H., customhouse officer, 
Leith, and nephew of Samuel 
Charters, D.D., min. of Wilton ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 26th Nov. 1794 ; orcl. by said 
Presb., 27th July 1796, chaplain to the 
7th Fencibles ; pres. by Sir Gilbert Elliot 
of Minto, Bart., 27th Sept. 1797; adm. 
21st March 1798; D.D. (Edinburgh, 9th 
April 1805); died 22nd Sept, 1810. He 
marr. 17th April 1800, Jean (died at Edin 
burgh, 10th June 1816), daugh. of Alexander 
Colvill, min. of Ormiston, and had issue 
Margaret Hunter, born 7th April 1801 
(marr. Joseph Thomson, min. of Ednam) ; 
James, born 23rd Feb. 1803 ; Jean Charters, 
born 15th May 1805, died 17th March 1821 ; 
Thomas Samuel, born 5th Sept. 1810. Pub 
lications Extracts for the Use of Parish 
Schools (Hawick, 1805 ; 2nd ed., that year) ; 
Sermon* (Hawick, 1811). [Eraser s Life 
of Ralpli Erskine ; Edinburgh Christian 
Instructor, i. ; Shaw s Fnn. Serm.; Hunter s 

isil Sept. 1777, son of Gavin H., tenant 
in Black wood, Douglas ; licen. by 
Presb. of Lanark 2nd Oct. 1799 ; ord. min. 
of a Presb. congregation at Harbottle, 
Northumberland, 15th Nov. 1809; pres. by 
the Commissioners for Gilbert, Lord Minto, 
Oct. 1810 ; adm. 7th Aug. 1811 ; clerk 
of the Presb. ; died 5th Jan. 1837. He 
prepared for publication, at the request 
of the Board of Agriculture, a volume 

of Essays on Agriculture, etc., but the 
work was never issued. He marr. 3rd 
Aug. 1809, Mary Hamilton (died 20th 
Aug. 1831), only daugh. of James Walker, 
Antigua, and had issue Joanna, born 1st 
April 1810, died 24th June 1829; Janet, 
born 30th Dec. 1811, died 23rd April 1814 ; 
Gavin William, born 25th June 1823. 

JOHN EDMONDSTON, born 1st Jan. 
1801, son of Thomas E., ironmonger, 
Edinburgh, and Isobel Howden ; 
educated at High School (dux 1815) and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 26th Jan. 1825; pres. by 
Gilbert, Earl of Minto; ord. 21st July 
1837. Joined the Free Church ; min. of 
Ashkirk Free Church in 1843; died at 
Edinburgh, 8th Dec. 1865. He marr. 4th 
Dec. 1842, Janet (died 17th Sept. 1895), 
fourth daugh. of William Waddell, Gavin- 
ton, and had issue Jessie Trail], born 2nd 
June 1844, died 13th Nov. 1870; Thomas 
William, farmer, born 10th Jan. 1846, died 
5th Aug. 1876 ; Isabella Howden, bom 14th 
Aug. 1847 (marr. William Ross), died 30th 
May 1905 ; WilhelminaEuphemia, born 9th 
Feb. 1850, died unmarr. 29th Jan. 1893 ; 
Elizabeth, born 20th Dec. 1851 ; Mary 
Margaret, born 12th Nov. 1853 (marr. Dec. 
1893, William Ebenezer White), died 24th 
March 1905. Publication Edited a school 
edition of Paradise Lost and Paradise 
Regained (London, 1854) ; assistant editor 
of Works of John Owen, D.D. (Edinburgh, 

1843 as a probationer for many years 
within the bounds of the Presb. of 
Perth ; pres. by Gilbert, Earl of Minto, 15th 
July, and ord. 22nd Sept. 1843 ; dep. 10th 
Oct. 1854 ; died unmarr. 12th Sept. 1869. 

WILLIAM M LEAN, pres. by Gilbert, 
1855 Earl of Minto, 5th Dec. 1854 ; ord. 
29th March 1855 ; trans, to Mertoun 
1st Nov. 1860. 


Edinburgh, eldest son of James S. ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 

to Fintry 1st October 1840 : pres. by 




Gilbert John, Earl of Minto ; trans, and 
adm. llth April 1861 ; died 27th Oct. 1870. 
He marr. 3rd June 1841, Hannah Grierson, 
Bridgenorth, who died x.p. 1st July 1891. 

JOHN CHALMERS, born Coltranie, 
1871 Auchtergaven, Perthshire, 14th Oct. 
1826, son of James C.. farmer, and 
Jane Gray ; educated at Auchtergaven 
School and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1852); licen. by Presb. of St Andrews in 
1857: ord. to Newtyle 25th March 1863; 
trans, and adm. 31st May 1871 ; died 30th 
April 1894. He marr. (1) 30th April 1863, 
Emily Rose (died 27th March 1864), daugh. 
of Thomas Mason, vicar of Culpho, Ipswich, 
and had issue Walter James Mason, born 
23rd Feb. 1864, died Jan. 1910: (2) 5th 
Dec. 1866, Margaret, daugh. of James 
Steele, Ingliston, Forfar, and had issue 
Rose Margaret, born 10th Dec. 1867 
(marr. 18th April 1911, John Watson 
Oastler, min. of Forteviot) ; Henry William, 
marine engineer, born 20th March 1869, 
died 30th April 1910 ; Louisa Jane, born 
19th Aug. 1870 (marr. 3rd Aug. 1898, 
Henry Gibson Anderson, bank manager, 
Buenos Ayres) ; Edward Ernest, rancher, 
Argentine, born 22nd March 1872 ; Richard 
Mason, architectural draughtsman, born 
25th March 1874 ; John Steele, in South 
Africa, born 1st Jan. 1876 ; Mary Eliza 
beth, born 30th July 1877 ; Susan Agnes, 
born 8th Aug. 1879 ; Edith, born 12th 
April 1881. 

JAMES DAUN, born Whitehouse, 
1892 Aberlour, 13th Aug. 1853, son of 
George D., farmer ; educated at 
Edinkillie School, Elgin Academy, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; sometime teacher in 
Comrie Public School, in Merchant Com 
pany Schools, Edinburgh, and tutor at 
Floors Castle, Kelso ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh in 1887 ; assistant at St Aidan s, 
Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
1st Nov. 1892. 


[The parish was called Bothenden in 
1124. The church, founded by the monks 
of Kelso, was probably dedicated to St 

Bathan. At Holydean, called also Ringan s 
Dean, there was a chapel of St Ninian. 
The church of Bowden was very success 
fully restored in 1909.] 

1568 probably son or grandson of Thomas 
D. of Maxpoffle, in the parish, and 
Janet Oliphant ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. 10th Jan. 1567 ; adm. 2nd Feb. 
1568 ; pres. to the parsonage of Lilliesleaf 
by the King 22nd Nov. 1571. In 1574 
Lilliesleaf, Langnewton, and Melrose were 
also under his care, with the help of two 
readers. He died FATHER OF THE CHURCH 
in 1621. He marr. and had issue Andrew, 
his successor. [If eg. Assiy.] 

ANDREW DUNCANSON, son of pre- 
1617 ceding, served heir to his father 5th 
Dec. 1 629 ; adm. (assistant and suc 
cessor) after 28th Oct. 1617 ; trans, to St 
Boswells 5th May 1618. [Inq. Ret. Rox 
burgh, 144.] 

JOHN KNOX, probably son of John 

1621 ^ m * n- ^ ^ e ^ rose , ; ^t-A. (St An 
drews 1613 or 1614) ; pres. by James 
VI. 22nd Nov. 1621, and was then Synod 
clerk. He was a member of Assembly in 
1638, of Commissions in 1646, 1648, and 
was still min. 26th July 1654. He marr. 
Margaret Douglas, and had issue Henry, 
M.A., a preacher (who attended Charles II. 
while in exile, and showed promise of 
ability ; a sum was put on his head by 
the English ; he died in the house of a 
friend in Edinburgh while Cromwell was 
in Scotland) ; John, min. of North Leith. 
[Wodrow MS8., Advoc. Lib.] 

HENRY MUSCHET, M.A. (St Andrews 
165g 1644); died 26th Oct. 1659, aged 
about 36. [Tombst.] 

JAMES KNOX, born 1630, son of 
1662 William K., bookbinder, Edinburgh, 
a grand-nephew of the Reformer ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 15th July 1650) ; min. 
in 1662; died 24th Aug. 1680. He marr., 
and had issue Mary, died 7th March 
1686, aged 7. [Crawford s Knox Genealogy ; 




Edin. Reg. (Bapt.) : Tombst. ; Inq. Ret, 
Gen., 7021.] 

HENRY KNOX, bapt. 9th May 1641, 
1681 y un S er brother of preceding ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 18th July 1664) ; adm. 
to Dunscore about 1673, and to this charge 
about 1681. In 1689 he was deprived for 
neither reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates nor praying for William and Mary. 
He had become a burgess and guild-brother 
of Edinburgh in 1678, and retired to that 
city, where he became a bookseller, and 
died 27th Dec. 1716. He marr.. and had 
issue Robert, buried in Greyfriars, Edin 
burgh, 1st June 1691; Catherine (marr. 
12th Sept. 1717, David Thomson, barber, 
Edinburgh) ; Agnes, buried in Greyfriars, 
llth Oct. 1692; a son, who was a min. in 
the island of St Christopher in the West 
Indies. \_Knox Genealogy ; MS. Ace. of 
Min., 1689 ; Edin. Reg. (Bur.) ; Peterkin s 
Constitution of the Church.] 


1692 1 ^ 1 > Orc ^ ^ ^ an " 1( >92; trans, to 
Moffat after 24th April 1695. 

ARCHIBALD DEANS, born 1668, son 
1697 of Henry D., schoolmaster, reader, 
and session-clerk of Spott, whom he 
succeeded in these offices, 27th Jan. 1689 ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 28th June 1690); licen. 
by Presb. of Dunbar 30th Sept. 1696; 
assistant at North Leith ; ord. 23rd Sept. 
1697; died 4th Feb. 1739. He marr. Mary 
Stirling. Publication An account of the 
last words of Christian Kerr, who dyed at 
Edinburgh on the 4th of Feb. 1702, in the 
eleventh year of her age (Edinburgh, 1702). 
\Spott Sess. Reg. ; Tombst. ; Roxburgh 
Sas., vii., 470.] 

JAMES HUME, born 1712; licen. by 
1742 P 1 68 ^- of Kelso 4th Nov. 1735 ; 
pres. by John. Duke of Roxburghe, 
July 1739 ; ord. by the Synod at Kelso 
20th April 1742. His settlement was 
delayed for nearly three years by opposi 
tion from the parishioners, and subsequent 
proceedings in the Presb. and Synod. He 
died 22nd Jan. 1792. He marr. 2nd Nov. 
1742, Marion Ormiston, who died 7th Nov. 

1781, and had issue Andrew, born 18th 
Aug. 1743, died 31st Oct. 1778; William, 
born 14th April 1745; James, born 7th 
May 1746; Agnes, born 4th April 1747; 
John, born 16th June 1748; Thomas, born 
29th Dec. 1749, died 8th Sept. 1756; 
George, born 5th Jan. 1751, died 20th July 
1781 ; .Alexander, born 12th Aug. 1752, 
died 15th April 1753; Patrick, born 28th 
April 1754; Joseph, born 2nd Dec. 1755, 
died 26th Jan. 1757. [Tombst.; Acts of 
Ass., 1740-2 ; Morren s Ann., i.j 

1792 Dumfriesshire ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kelso 1st April 1781 ; pres. by John, 
Duke of Roxburghe ; ord. 20th Sept. 1792 ; 
died unniarr. 20th May 1797, aged 39. 
[Tombst .] 

WILLIAM BALFOUR, born 1767, prob- 
1795 ably son of John B., Perth ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Jedburgh 9th Sept. 1791 ; called 
1st Oct., and ord. (assistant and successor) 
26th Nov. 1795; died 29th Dec. 1828. 
He marr. 17th Sept. 1798, Mary Mein, who 
died 31st May 1852, and had issue John, 
born 25th June 1799, died at Boston, U.S.A., 
15th Aug. 1844; Isabella, born 20th Jan. 
1801 ; Robert, born 2nd Feb. 1803 ; Mary 
Ann, born 20th May 1807 (marr. John 
Fotheringham, writer, Peebles) ; Harriet, 
born 22nd June 1812 (marr. James Scott, 
M.D., Gilmerton, died 12th June 1867). 

THOMAS JOLLY, born 1st Dec. 1795, 
1829 son ^ Thomas J., min. of Dunnet ; 
became schoolmaster of Thurso in 
1816 ; educated at Univs. of Edinburgh 
and Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Caith 
ness 27th Nov. 1822; ord. to Keiss 31st 
Dec. 1827 ; pres. by the Trustees of James 
Henry Robert, Duke of Roxburghe, 23rd 
Jan. and 18th Feb., and adm. 4th Aug. 
1829. Joined Free Church, and became 
Free Church min. at Bowden in 1843 ; 
died 30th May 1859. He marr. (1) 30th 
July 1828, Anna M Kidd, who died 28th 
Sept. 1836, and had issue Sophia Forsyth, 
born 6th Oct. 1829, died 19th July 1842 ; 
Christian, bora 2nd Jan. 1831 ; Anna, born 
24th May 1832, died 23rd March 1849; 


Catherine and Mary (twins), born 21st July 
1833 ; Thomas, born llth March 1836 : 
(2) 30th April 1839, Elizabeth Robertson, 
who died 30th Nov. 1859, and had issue 
Archibald, born 22nd April 1840, min. 
of Dunnet. Publication Account of the 
Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace., iii.). [Tombst. ; 
Beaton s Ecclesiastical Hist, of Caithness.] 


born Inverness, 5th Sept. 1814, son 
of William A., min. of llhynie ; 
educated at Pihynie School, Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(King s College 1834) ; schoolmaster at 
Gartly, 1834-40; licen. by Presb. of 
Alford 16th Sept. 1840 ; pres. by James 
Henry Robert, Duke of Roxburghe, and 
ord. 16th Feb. 1844 ; D.D. (Aberdeen 1873) ; 
died 14th Jan. 1893. He marr. 30th July 
1845, Jane Christian Barbour (died llth 
Aug. 1897, aged 75), daugh. of Alexander 
Campbell, min. of Croy and Dalcross, and 
had issue an only child, Francis Patrick 
Fleetwood, born 5th Aug. 1846, died 19th 
June 1856. 

Stirlingshire, 28th Oct. 1867, son of 
William M., schoolmaster : educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1887), B.D. 
(1890) ; assistant at Bowden ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 9th Sept. 1891 ; dem. 18th 
May 1899, and settled in Canada. Marr. 
14th March 1894, Marie, daugh. of Morris 
Forsyth Stuart, army and navy contractor, 
Edinburgh, and has issue William Car- 
gill Stuart, lieut. A. and S. Highlanders, 
born 9th May 1897, killed in action in 
France 27th Aug. 1916; Sheena Margaret 
Stuart, born 27th May 1899. 

JOHN BURR, born 25th April 1869, son 
of Peter Lorimer B., D.D., min. of 
Lundie and Fowlis ; educated at 
Dundee High School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; M.A. (1891); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh May 1894 ; assistant at Oat- 
lands Parish, Glasgow, 1894-7, and at 
Hamilton, 1897-9; ord. 27th Sept. 1899; 
chaplain Mediterranean Expeditionary 
Force, 1915-16. Marr. 26th Sept. 1901, 
Catherine Mary, second daugh. of Robert 

Knox. Cambus, Clackmannanshire, and 
Agnes Sime, and has issue Susan Agnes, 
born 17th Dec. 1902 ; Robert Knox 
Lorimer, born 23rd May 1904. Publica 
tion Bowden Ckurck Restoration (1909). 


[A chapel was opened here in 1863. The 
parish was disjoined tjuoad s icra from 
Galashiels, Innerleithen, Selkirk, Stow, and 
Yarrow in 1867.] 

11OBEHT SMALL, born 1825, second 
1867 son of Peter S., Coupar - Angus ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1854; app. by 
Alexander Pringle of Whytbank in 1863 ; 
ord. first min. of the parish llth April 
1867; died unmarr. 25th Nov. 1909. He 
left 600 for the improvement of Caddon- 
foot Church. 

lglo 25th March 1875, son of John 
Scrimger, D.D., Principal of the 
Presbyterian College, Montreal ; educated 
at M Gill Univ., Montreal; B.A. (1896); 
licen. by Presb. of Montreal in 1899 ; 
assistant at St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 27th April 1910. 


[Ettrick. The church, dedicated to St 
Mary, belonged to the Abbey of Melrose. 
There was a chapel at the Chapelhope. 

/jKcdeiich, or Rankilburn. This parish 
was united for a time to Yarrow, but 
severed in 1621. It was joined to Ettrick 
in 1650.] 


JOHN SCOTT, exhorter at Selkirk, had 
also Ettrick and Rankilburn in his 

charge in 1568. 

ROBERT MARTIN, M.A. ; trans, from 

1618 -M w - ; a dm. (at Peebles) 5th May 

1618 ; was a member of Assembly 

in 1638 ; trans, to Eckford 23rd June 





1641 Hyndhope (descended from the 
Earls of Glencairn) ; MA. (St An 
drews 1631) : pros, by Charles I. 16th April 
1641. He refused to conform to Episcopacy, 
and retired to his estate. The date of his 
death is unknown. He marr. (name un 
known), and had issue James of Hynd- 
hope, born in 1651, County Commissioner in 
170-1, died in 1709 : Alexander, diplomatist 
and historian, British Envoy at Venice 
(1715-20), author of TTistori/ of (treat 
Jh itahi from tJie Revolution of 1688 to 
the Accession of f, eor;/e J. (translated from 
the Latin manuscript by William Thomson, 
LL.D. ; 2 vols., London, 1787), born 1654, 
died at London, 1737. [JRf J. Sec. tiiy. ; 
Wodrow s Anal. : Baillie s Letters ; Irving s 
Scottish Writers, ii., 234 . Craig-Brown ; s 
Selkirkshire ; Tancred s Annals of a Border 
Ciulj ; Diet. Nat. Jliotj.] 

JAMES ADAMSON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
27th July 1663) ; said to have been 
a native of Falkirk ; licen. by Presb. 
of Peebles 14th Xov. 1667 ; adm. to Pettinain 
after 14th May 1668; trans. toLangnewton 
in 1677; trans, and adm. about 1684. He 
was accused before the Privy Council, 19th 
Sept. 1689, of neither reading the Proclama 
tion of the Estates nor praying for William 
and Mary, but for the restoration of James 
VII. ; of not observing the Fast, but allow 
ing his servants to work on that day ; and 
of harbouring disaffected persons. These 
charges were found not proven, and he was 
acquitted. He left the parish in 1690, 
dem. in 1693, and died in 1694, aged about 
51. He marr. Margaret Colt, who survived 
him, and had issue Anne (marr. 14th Oct. 
1712, John Dove, tailor, Edinburgh). [J//V. 
Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Ing. Ret. de Tut., 1122 ; 
Charity Roll, 1700.] 

JAMES MACMICHEX, ord. 30th Aug. 
1693 ; trans, to Hownam 27th Jan. 


THOMAS BOSTOX, born Duns, 17th 
March 1676, son of John B. (who 
suffered imprisonment in the cause 

of nonconformity) and Alison Trotter; 

educated at the Grammar School of Duns ; 

was employed by Alexander Cockburn, 
notary: M.A. (Edinburgh, 9th July 1694), 
his whole expenses at college being 
10, 14s. 7;id. sterling; became school 
master of Gleiicairn in 1695 ; res. 8th Feb. 
1696 ; was thereafter tutor to young 
Andrew Fletcher of Aberlady, and chaplain 
to his stepfather, Colonel James Bruce of 
Kennet; licen. by Presb. of Duns and 
Chirnside 15th June 1697: officiated in 
vacant parishes in the Presb. of Stirling 
in 1698: ord. to Simprin 21st Sept, ]( ,!>!): 
clerk of Synod in 1701 ; called by the 
Presb, jure decoluto 24th Jan. 1706; adm. 
1st May 1707, the day of the Union of 
Scotland and Kngland : died 20th May 
1732. He and eleven others gave in a 
Representation and Petition to the General 
Assembly of 1721 against an Act passed 
in the previous year condemning The 
Marrow of Modern Divinity, The As 
sembly of 1722 directed that the ministers 
who had signed the Representation should 
be rebuked by the Moderator. That was 
done, and a protest prepared by Boston 
was not received, but was subsequently 
printed by the protesters. Boston s own 
writings, together with his devout life and 
exemplary pastoral labours, contributed 
greatly to the popularity of the doctrines 
contained in the Marrow. His com 
munions were attended by crowds from 
all parts, and he was one of the most 
influential figures in the Church life of 
his time. His theology was essentially 
Calvinistic. A narrow literalism domin 
ated his interpretation of the Scriptures, 
and he regarded even the Hebrew accents 
as divinely inspired. He marr. 17th July 
1700, Katherine (died 4th March 1737), 
fifth daugh. of Robert Brown of Barhill, 
Culross, a medical practitioner, and had 
issue Katharine, born 24th May 1701, died 
in 1702 ; John, chamberlain to the Duke 
of Buccleuch at Langholm, born 29th 
April 1702, died in 1757 [his son became 
an admiral of the British Xavy ; for an 
interesting notice of him, vide Memoir of 
Caroline Jlerschet]; Robert, born 21st 
March 1704, died 26th Jan. 1705 ; Jane, 
born 1st Xov. 1705 (marr. 2nd Dec. 1736, 
James Russell of Ashiestiel), died in 




1765 ; Ebenezer, born 23rd April 1707, ! 
died 8th Sept. 1707 ; Ebenezer, born 4th 
Aug. 1708, died 10th Oct. 1708 ; Thomas, I 
born 9th Feb. 1710, died 30th April 
1712; Alison, born 8th June 1711 (marr. 
James Anderson, farmer, Altrive), died 
in I76o ; Thomas, his successor in the 
parish ; Katharine, born loth July 1715, 
died 12th March 1716. Publications 
The Everlasting Espousals [sermon on 
Hosea ii. 19] (1715 ; frequently reprinted) ; 
Reasons for .Refusing the Abjuration Oath 
in its latest Form (1719) : Human Nature 
in its Fourfo!<l State (Edinburgh, 1720; 
2nd ed., 1729 ; numerous reprints) ; Q-ueru-s 
to n Friend/ 1/ Advise) (1722); Marrof of 
Modern Divinity, with Notes (1726) ; 
The Mi/steri/ of Christ in the Form of n 
Servant (1727). Published after Boston s 
death A View of the Covenant of Grace 
(Edinburgh, 1734 ; often reprinted) ; The 
Crook in. the Lot, or The Sovereignty and 
Wisdom of (rod displayed in the Afflictions of 
Men ; preface, biographical and apprecia 
tive, by Alexander Golden, Gabriel Wilson, 
and Henry Davidson (Edinburgh, 1737 ; 
many editions ; trans, into Welsh and 
Gaelic) ; Tractatus Stigmologicus, Ilebra o- 
Biblicus (Amsterdam, 1738) ; Sermons and 
Discourses, 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1753-76); 
An Explication of the first part of the As 
sembly s Shorter Catechism (Edinburgh, 
1755); Whole Work* (Edinburgh, 1767); 
A Collection of Sermons (Edinburgh, 1772) ; 
A Viet" of the Covenant of Works (1772); 
The Distinguishing Characters of True 
Believers (Edinburgh, 1773); An Illustra 
tion of the Doctrines of the Christian 
Religion, 3 vols. (Edinburgh, 1773); Ten. 
Fast Sermons (1773) ; Whole Works (Dun 
dee, 1773); Sermons, 3 vols. (Edinburgh, 
1775) ; Memoirs of the Life, Time, and 
Writings of the Reverend and Learned 
Thomas Boston, A.M. (Edinburgh, 1776; 
Berwick, 1805 ; Glasgow, 1899 ; Edinburgh, 
1899 [edited by George H. Morrison]); The 
Complete Works, edited by Samuel M Millan, 
12 vols. (London, 1854). [Memoirs ; Acts 
of Ass., 1720, 1722 ; Scots May., xviii. ; 
Brown s Gospel Truth ; Middleton s Bio- 
graphia Evangelica, iv., 254 ; Irving s Scot. 
Writers, ii. ; Jean L. Watson s The Pastor 

of Et trick ; Dr Andrew Thomson s Thomas 
Boston ; Barnett s Makers of the Kirk ; 
Henderson s Religious Controversies of 
Scotland ; Morrison s Introduction ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog. ; A General Account of Mi/ 
Life, lnj Thomas Boston, A.M., Minister 
at Simprin, and at Ettrick (London, 1908), 
edited by George D. Low, M.A., has a 
lengthy bibliography of Boston s writings, 
and of works on the Marrow controversy.] 

THOMAS BOSTON, son of preceding : 
1733 P res - by Francis, Lord Napier ; ord. 
4th April 1733 ; trans, to Oxnam 
10th May 1749. 

AND11EW WALKER, preacher at Caer- 
7 lanrig Chapel [Teviothead] : called 
18th Jan., and ord. 30th May 1750 ; 
trans, to Canonbie 28th March 1765. 

JOHN ADAMS, pres. by Francis, Lord 
Napier, 19th July, and ord. 25th 
Sept, 1765; died 21st May 1772. 
He marr. 23rd May 1768, Margaret Burns, 
Falkirk (an alliance which led to an extra 
ordinary protest from his congregation, the 
details of which cover five pages of the 
kirk-session minute-book). She died at 
Falkirk, 3rd May 1814, and had issue 
Mary Johnston, born llth Feb. 1769 ; 
Hester [or Esther], born 26th April 1771. 

HUBERT POTTS, a native of Roxburgh- 
shire ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 
2nd Oct. 1754 ; ord. min. of a 
Presbyterian congregation at Brampton, 
Cumberland, 16th Oct. 1759 ; pres. by 
Francis, Lord Napier ; adm. 9th Dec. 1772 ; 
dem. 9th May 1780 ; he became min. of 
a Presbyterian congregation at Penrud- 
dock, Cumberland ; died 1st Jan. 1806, 
aged 86. He marr. 13th May 1779, Eliza 
beth Mennon, who died 3rd Dec. 1831, and 
had issue John, born 20th March 1780 ; 
George, born 8th Sept. 1781 ; Robert, born 
31st Dec. 1783; James, born llth Jan. 
1786; Adam, born llth Aug. 1787. 

THOMAS SHARP, pres. by Francis, 
7 Lord Napier, Sept. 1780; ord. 20th 
April 1781 ; trans, to Hawick 22nd 
Oct. 1784. 




JAMES HAY, ord. 6th May 178r, : trans. 
1785 to Kirkton 23rd Sept. that year. 

DAVID GRANT, min. of the Presby- 
7 terian Meeting-house, Groat Market, 

Newcastle, 14th Nov. 1781 ; pres. by 
Francis, Lord Napier, and adm. 4th May 
1786; trans, to Ochiltree 14th Dec. that year. 

ROBERT GILL AN, pres. by Francis, 
Lord Napier; ord. llth May 1787; 
trans, to Hawick 30th Dec. 1789. 

ROBERT .RUSSELL, M.A. ; pres. by 
Francis, Lord Napier, 5th Feb., and 
ord. (5th -May 1790 : trans, to Yarrow 
1st Sept. 1791. 

CHARLES PATON, M.A., teacher of 
a school at Callander, Perthshire ; 
licen. by Presb. of Deer 15th Sept. 
1779 ; preacher at Caerlanrig Chapel 
[Teviothead] ; pres. by Francis, Lord 
Napier; ord. (late at night in a bedroom 
at Selkirk manse, in presence of three 
members of the Presb., a severe snow 
storm having prevented all access to 
Ettrick) 8th Dec. 1791 ; died unmarr. 
18th Feb. 1818, in his 64th year. 

JOHN BENNET, bom 10th Aug. 1793, 
son of William B., min. of Dudding- 
ston ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh : licen by Presb. of Brechin 3rd 
April 1816 ; pres. by Francis, Lord Napier, 
6th April, and ord. 7th Aug. 1818; died 
(of typhus fever, caught when visiting one 
of his people) 10th Oct. 1822. He marr. 
6th Feb. 1821, Elizabeth (died 13th Oct. 
1884, aged 89), eldest daugh. of William 
Singer, D.D., min. of Kirkpatrick-Juxta, 
and had issue William, licentiate of the 
Free Church, poet, editor of Lays from 
Annandale [vide Echoes of the Past (Edin 
burgh, 1899)], born 8th Jan. 1822, died 16th 
May 1899. [Edward s Modern Scottish 
Poets, xii.] 

JAMES SMITH, born 1787 ; licen. by 

Presb. of Dumfries 4th Dec. 1816 ; 

pres. by Francis, Lord Napier, 30th 

Dec. 1822 ; ord. 28th Aug. 1823 ; died while 

preparing to attend a meeting of Presb. 

at Selkirk 16th March 1858. He marr. 

3rd June 1828, Barbara (died at Callander, 
24th Oct. 1866). daugh. of Walter Paterson, 
stone engraver, Holm of Balmaclellan, and 
Mary Locke, and had issue Mary, born 
10th Oct. 1829 ; John, born 10th June 1831. 
Publication Account of the Parish (N< n> 
8tat. Ace., iii.). [Tombst.] 

HENRY DUNCAN, ord. 9th Sept. 1858 ; 
1858 trans, to Crichton 19th Feb. 1864. 


JOHN FALCONER, born Bogendollo, 
Fettercairn, 20th July 1831, eldest 
son of Alexander F., farmer : edu 
cated at parish school, Fettercairn, Univs. of 
( llasgow and St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of Fordoun in 1857 ; missionary at Arden- 
tinny ; ord. to North Esk 24th Nov. 1 8. )!) ; 
trans, and adm. 16th June 1864; died at 
Edinburgh, 18th April 1911. He marr. 
15th Oct. 1878, Agnes Davidson, who died 
.s./>. 5th June 1906, aged 64. 

ord. (assistant and successor) 20th 
Dec. 1894; trans, to Coats 10th 
Jan. 1907. 

ALEXANDER HORN, born Kippen, 
19Q7 Stirlingshire, 10th Feb. 1858, son 
of David H., railway engineer ; 
educated at Dollar Academy and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1878), B.D. (1882) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 18th May 
1882 ; assistant at Greenside, Edinburgh, 
etc. ; Examiner in Theology and assistant 
to Professor of Divinity, Edinburgh ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 22nd Oct. 1907. 


[These parishes were united about the 
13th century. The church was removed 
from Lindean to Galashiels in 1622. Until 
the Reformation Lindean belonged to the 
Abbey of Kelso. At Galashiels the princi 
pal services are conducted in the handsome 
modern church of St Paul (opened 23rd 
Nov. 1881), instead of in the less convenient 
parish church. There was a fair of St John 
the Baptist at Galashiels.] 



WILLIAM KER, son of George K. of 
1569 Ijinton ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. 18th Aug. 1569. He was 
deprived before llth Nov. 1599, but is 
mentioned as Vicar of Lindean 7th May 
1606. He was ordered by the Presb. 8th 
Sept. 1607 to be " summoned next day," 
that he might transfer a contract betwixt 
him and William Hogg into the hands of 
Patrick Urquliart. He probably became 
Bishop of Lismore in Ireland. He marr. 
Marion Steill, and had issue James, M.A. 
[Re<j. Assiy. ; Exchequer Built ; \Vodi-ow 
Miscell. ; Melrose Reyal. Rec., i., 9 (Scot. 
Hist. Sue.) : <;. R. Inhib., 2nd Jan. 1618.] 

WILLIAM HOGG, M.A. ; pres. to the 

1599 v i cara S e by James VI. 1 1th Xov. 1 599; 

trans, to Ayton in 1601. [Raj. Assig.] 

1601 burgh, 12th Aug. 1591); aclm. to 
Langnewton in 1593 ; min. in 1601 ; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. llth 
Sept. 1617; he was still min. 20th April 
1627. [AV/. ,SVr. ,fy/."J 

JAMES URQUHART, probably son of 
1635 P rece ding ; M.A . (Edinburgh, 26th 
July 1623); pres. to Mertoun 20th 
May 1632 ; trans, and adm. (at Glasgow) 
13th May 1635; died in 1(550, aged about 
47. He had "ane tenement of land in 
Canongate," for the infeftment of which 
he compounded with the city of Edinburgh, 
9th March 1642. He marr. Elizabeth, 
sister of John Pringle of Cortilferrie, and 
had issue George, writer, Edinburgh ; 
Patrick and James, apprentices to James 
Pollok, merchant, Edinburgh, 2nd Aug. 
1654, and 24th July 1661. [Wodtw J/.SX; 
Edin. Counc. Re<j. ; Lain;/ Charter*, 3058 ; 
-Edin. Apprentice 


1Q48 M.A. (Edinburgh, July 1642); adm. 

(colleague) 27th Jan. 1648 ; died 15th 

Nov. 1651, aged 27. [Jedburgh Presb. Re;/. ; 

7 ombstJ] 

THOMAS LOWIS, M.A. ; min. in 1654; 
1654 deprived by Act of Parliament llth 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 
1st Oct. 1662. He returned in 1690. 


THOMAS WILKIE of Bewlie, M.A. ; 
-__.. min. in 1665; trans, to North Leith 


4th Jan. 1672. 

HUGH SCOTT, M.A., formerly of Ox- 
1672 nam ; adm. 1st Dec. 1672 ; was min. 
of Stow in 1688. 

JAMES SCOTT, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1689 " fc k April 1675 ; min. in 1689 ; de 
prived by Act of Parliament 25th 

April 1690, restoring Presbyterian rains. ; 
died at Edinburgh, 17th June 1715, aged 
about 60. [IAS . Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

THOMAS LOWIS, M.A., min. in 1654, 

1690 restore d by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690; dem. 4th March 1691; 

adm. to Innerleithen 3rd March 1697. 


HUGH CRAIG, son of John C., merchant 
burgess of Edinburgh and a noted 
Covenanter; became a merchant 
burgess of Edinburgh ; studied at Univ. 
of Glasgow, and was ord. 15th Dec. 1692 ; 
died Feb. 1711. He marr. (pro. 28th April 
1687) Christian Galloway, and had issue 
Hugh ; Robert, born 1689, died Nov. 1701 ; 
John, born 19th Sept. 1690, died 22nd Sept. 
1698; Jean; Francis, licentiate of Presb. 
of Selkirk; Margaret (marr. June 1715, 
Thomas Thomson, min. of Auchtermuchty). 
A notebook in Craig s handwriting is in 
the General Register House, Edinburgh. 
[Liidithgow Presb. and Fife tit/nod Re<js. ; 
Wodrow s Anal.; Acts of Ass., 1730; 
Boston s Jfem.] 

HENRY DAVIDSON, born 1687, son of 
1714 a o ai dener or farmer in the parish 
of Eckford ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 27th 
April 1705) ; Keen, by Presb. of Jedburgh 
5th March 1712; called 10th Aug., and 
ord. 21st Dec. 1714. He was the last 
survivor of the Twelve who petitioned the 
Assembly, llth May 1721, against the 
Act condemning the Marrow of Modern 
Divinity. About 1735, he discontinued the 
observance of the Communion in his parish, 
and frequently went down to Maxton on 
Sunday nights to join in the Communion 
of a small body of Glassites there. He 
expressed a willingness to resign his charge, 
but his people would not hear of it, and 
the Presb. being equally solicitous that he 





should remain, attending only to those 
parts of his office he felt himself at liberty 
to perform, he remained min. till his death, 
24th Oct. 1756. He marr. 23rd Feb. 1727, 
Katherine (died in childbed, 6th Feb. 
1728), daugh. of Sir James Scott of Gala 
and Eupliam Douglas of Cavers. Publica 
tions The fulness of the Godhead dwelling 
in Christ, a sermon ; Dark Providences to 
le admired, not curiously pry d into, two 
sermons ; Letters to Christian Friends 
[with memoir, probably by Robert Douglas, 
D.D.] (Edinburgh, 1811). [Boston s Mem. ; 
Scots Mag., xviii. ; Harder Counties Maga 
zine, 1881 : Hall s Galashiels, 197.] 

ALEXANDER GLEN, trans, from 
Kirkton ; pres. by Hugh Scott of 
Gala 8th March, and adm. 7th Dec. 
1757 ; trans, to Dirleton 19th Oct. 1769. 

ROBERT DOUGLAS, born Kenmore, 
19th July 1747, son of John D., 
min. of Kenmore, afterwards of 
Jedburgh ; educated at Marischal College 
and Univ. of Aberdeen; licen. by Presb. 
of Haddington 5th Sept. 1769; pres. by 
Hugh Scott of Gala 5th March, and ord. 
19th July 1770; D.D. (King s College, 
Aberdeen, 1797) ; died 15th Nov. 1820. By 
his efforts and by his becoming security for 
the capital required, the manufactures of 
the then small village of Galashiels were 
largely founded and extended. His share 
in thus promoting the prosperity of Gala 
shiels and the grateful recognition of his 
people, form an interesting feature in the 
history of the town. He has been termed 
the Father of Galashiels. It was from him 
Sir Walter Scott purchased the small estate 
on which Abbotsford was built, and he 
was the minister to whom the thirteenth of 
Paul s Letters to his Kimfolk is addressed, 
in which are several allusions to his 
intimacy with Sir Walter. He marr. 4th 
June 1784, Robina (died 1st Oct. 1837, 
aged 82), daugh. of Edward Lothian, 
jeweller, Edinburgh, and had issue John, 
born 4th April 1786, died llth Oct. 1787; 
Edward Lothian, born 6th July 1787, died 
1st Jan. 1789; Helen, born 18th Sept. 1788 
(marr. John Thomson, min. of Maxton) ; 
Beatrice, born 18th Oct. 1790, died 28th 

Dec. 1850; Robert, born 27th Feb. 1793. 
died 15th Sept. 1809 ; George, merchant, 
Glasgow, born 21st Nov. 1794, died llth 
June 1846 ; Arabella, born 2nd March 1798, 
died 27th Jan. 1876. Publications On 
Oaths and the Danger of Multiplying them 
(1783); A General View of the Agriculture 
of the Counties of Roxburgh, and Selkirk 
(Edinburgh, 1798) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., ii.). [Lockhart s Life 
of Scott ; The Border Treasury ; Craig - 
Brown s Selkirkshire and Letters and 
Memoir of Mrs Alison Rutherford ; Hall s 
Hist, of Galashiels, 200 et seq. ; Butler s 
Lindean and Galashiels.^ 


1821 J nn Scott of Gala 21st Feb., and 

ord. 30th Aug. 1821 ; trans, to St 

Andrew s Parish, Glasgow, 20th Feb. 1834. 

JAMES VEITCH, pres. by John Scott 
of Gala, and ord. 6th Aug. 1834 ; 
trans, to Newbattle 2nd Oct. 1840. 

1841 23rc ^ April 1816, son of Robert P., 
min. of Wick ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Caith 
ness 28th Nov. 1837 ; pres. by Hugh Scott 
of Gala ; ord. 14th May 1841 ; convener 
of Army and Navy Chaplains Committee 
1863-88; D.D. (Edinburgh 1869) ; convener 
of Home Mission Committee, 1869-88 ; dem. 
17th Nov. 1870 ; Moderator of Assembly 
in 1877; convener of Business Committee of 
the General Assembly, 1879-87 ; died 12th 
Jan. 1888. As a young minister he took a 
prominent part in the measures then taken 
for defending, strengthening, and encourag 
ing the Church of Scotland, which had 
been greatly weakened by the Secession of 
1843. He was successful in obtaining from 
Government the recognition of the claims 
of Presbyterian soldiers and sailors to the 
benefits of the ministry of the Church of 
Scotland. He brought to the Convenership 
of the Home Mission Scheme administra 
tive talents of a high order, and gave his 
services with a power, courtesy, and tact 
which were universally acknowledged. He 
was a learned Church lawyer, a debater 
of remarkable readiness and vigour, and 
leader of the Assembly for many years. 




A fund of 1000 raised in his memory, 
provides a grant of " net less than 12 and 
not more than 20 as an extra allow 
ance towards the support of licentiates 
or ministers of the Church of Scotland 
labouring as missionaries, but not as parish 
ministers, within defined districts contain 
ing populations of at least 1000, and chiefly 
composed of the poorer classes. 1 His por 
trait is in the offices of the Church. He 
marr. 9th March 1852, Margaret Thomson 
(died 3rd June 1905, s.p.), daugh. of James 
Pitcairn, M.D., Edinburgh. Publications 
- -The Church and her Accuser in the Far 
North [a severe criticism of Sir George 
Sinclair s Six Letters on the Position and 
Projects of the Established Church of Scot 
land, especially in the Northern Counties] 
by " Investigator :; (Glasgow, 1850); Fanati 
cism in tin- North (Edinburgh, 1882). [The 
Scotsman, 13th Jan. 1888: The. Border 
Almana^ 1889; Hall s Galaskiels.] 

1871 born Perth, 17th May 1823, son of 
William (!., banker, and Jessie 
Burn ; educated at Perth Academy, and 
Univs. of Edinburgh and St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Perth 10th June 1846; 
assistant at Dunning ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) at Dunning 27th Sept. 1848 ; 
trans, to Blantyre 27th Sept. I860: D.D. 
(St Andrews 1867) : pres. by Hugh Scott 
of Gala ; trans, and adm. 20th April 1871 ; 
Baird Lecturer in 1879 ; Moderator of As 
sembly 23rd May 1889 : dem. 28th June 
1892; interim Professor of Biblical Criticism, 
Univ. of Aberdeen, 1896-7 : LL.D. (Aber 
deen 1897); died at Edinburgh, 7th Jan. 
1906. He attained much distinction as a 
commentator and New Testament scholar. 
He marr. 23rd Jan. 1867, Elizabeth (died 
21st July 1914, s.p.\ daugh. of Gavin Lang, 
min. of Glasford. Publications -.4 Treatise 
on, the Assurance of Salvation (Edinburgh, 
1853 : 2nd ed.) ; A Treatise on Justifi 
cation by Faith (Edinburgh, 1856); The 
Primeval World: a Treatise on the Re 
lations of Geology to Theologi/ (Edinburgh, 
1859) ; A Treatise on the Resurrection 
(London, 1862); translation of Lechler 
and Gerok s Apostelgeschichte (Edinburgh, 

1865) ; Practical Christianity (Glasgow, 
1866); Commentari/ on the Acts of the 
Aj)ost!es,2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1870); Intro 
duction to the Pauline Epistles (Edinburgh, 
1874) ; The Messianic Prophecies (Baird 
Lecture, 1879) ; translation of Liinemann s 
Thessalonicker (Edinburgh, 1880) ; edited 
Sermons of James Veitch, D.D. (Edin 
burgh, 1880) ; translation of Huther s 
James and Jude (Edinburgh, 1881); Life 
of St Paul (Bible Primer Series ; Edin 
burgh, 1881): "Commentary on Epistle of 
James ;: (Schafi s Popular Bible Com- 
ntentary, 1883) ; Exegetical Studies (Edin 
burgh, 1884); Introduction to the CatJtoli<- 
Epistles (Edinburgh, 1887); "Com 
mentary on the Thessalonians ;; (Pulpit 
Commentari/; London, 1887); translation 
of Meyer s Apostelijeschichte (Edinburgh, 
1887); Closing Address of Genera? As 
sembly (Edinburgh, 1889) ; Introduction 
to the Johannine Writings (Edinburgh, 
1891); Subjects and, Mode of JJaptisiu 
(Edinburgh, 1891); Life of St John (Bible 
Primer Series ; Edinburgh, 1892) ; Intro 
duction to the Synoptic Gospels (Edinburgh, 
1895) ; Evening Thoughts (Edinburgh, 1900). 
[Paton J. Gloag, a memoir, by Elizabeth 
; S. Gloag; Life and Work, July 1889 and 
Feb. 1906 ; The Scotsman, 10th Jan. 1906 ; 
Diet. Nat. Bio;/.] 

DAVID HUNTER, born Ayr, 1st April 

1892 1851 > son f Hugh H. ; educated at 

Ayr Academy and Univ. of Glas- 

i gow, and at Tubingen and Leipzig; M.A. 

(Glasgow 1873), B.D. (Glasgow 1876) ; licen. 

by Presb. of Ayr 2nd May 1877 ; assistant at 

St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant 

j and successor) at Kelso 23rd Jan. 1878 ; 

trans, to St Mary s, Partick, 5th Oct. 1882 ; 

1 D.D. (Glasgow 1892); trans, and adm. 8th 

Dec. 1892 ; Convener of Committee on 

Probationers, 18961903; died 20th Feb. 

i 1907. He marr. 6th Feb. 1878, Mary Anne 

(died 7th March 1901), daugh. of Edmund 

William Jones, and had issue Hugh Black- 

: burn, W.S., major A.S.C., British Expedi- 

: tionary Force, France, 1914-16, born 3rd July 

j 1880. Publications Translated Meyer s 

Pastoral Epistles (Edinburgh, 1881); Reuss s 

| TTistor;/ of the Canon of Holy Scripture 


(Edinburgh, 1884); Meyer s Second Epistle 
to the Corinthians (Edinburgh, 1891) ; The 
Fiars in Scotland (Church Law Society 
Paper; Edinburgh, 1905). 

DUGALD BUTLER, born Glasgow, 
19Q7 18th Nov. 1862, son of Dugald B. ; 
educated at High School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1883) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunoon in 1886; assistant at New 
Kilpatrick ; orcl. to Abernethy, Perthshire, 
23rd Sept. 1890; trans, to Tron Parish, 
Edinburgh, 10th July 1902; trans, and 
adrn. 7th Aug. 1907 ; D.D. (Glasgow 1907). 
Marr. 13th April 1893, Catherine Barrie, 
eldest daugh. of Sir James Marwick, LL.D., 
town-clerk of Glasgow. Publications The 
Teaching of Emerson (Newburgh-on-Tay, 
1892) ; The Ancient Church and Parish 
of Abernethy (Edinburgh, 1897); John 
Wesley and George Whitefield in Scotland 
(Edinburgh, 1898); Henri/ Scougal and 
the Oxford Methodists (Edinburgh, 1899); 
Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys (Guild 
Library ; Edinburgh, 1900) ; Life and 
Letters of Archbishop Leiyhton (London, 
1903); Eternal Elements in the Christian 
Faith (Edinburgh, 1905) ; The Tron Kirk 
of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, 1906) ; Thomas 
a Kempis, a religious study (Edinburgh, 
1908) ; Gothic Architecture : its Christian 
Origin and Inspiration (Edinburgh, 1910) ; 
Archbishop Leighton s Practice of the 
Presence of God, with introduction (Edin 
burgh, 1911) ; Unity, Peace, and Charity : 
a Tercentenary Lecture on Archbishop 
Leighton (Edinburgh, 1912); Woman and 
the Church in Scottish Histori/ (Edinburgh, 
1912) ; George Fox in Scotland (Edinburgh, 
1913); St Cuthbert (lona Books Series; 
Edinburgh, 1913) ; St Giles (same series ; 
Edinburgh, 1914) ; Lindean and Galashiels 
(Galashiels, 1915). 

[This parish was disjoined from Gala 
shiels 9th Feb. 1874. A church was built 
in 1868 and enlarged in 1888.] 
second son of John S., writer, Glas 
gow ; ord. 15th Dec. 1870 ; adm. 
first min. oi the parish 24th March 1874; 

dem. 17th July 1883. Joined the Church of 
Rome. He marr., and had issue. Publica 
tion TheChurch of Scotland [from a Roman 
Catholic Point of View] (Paisley 1892). 

ord. 27th Dec. 1883 ; trans, to 


Falkirk 2nd Feb. 1899. 


ANDREW MUTCH, M.A. : ord. 12th 

: trans - t0 

Dec. 1902. 


FRANCIS M HARDY, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
15th April 1903 ; trans, to Midmar 

12th Nov. 1908. 

WILLIAM DICKSON, born Glenburn 
1909 ^ Of Antrim, Ireland, 12th March 
1867, son of Paul D. ; educated at 
Queen s College, Belfast ; B.A. (Royal 
University, Ireland, 26th Oct. 1894) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ahoghill 12th May 1896; 
adm. to this charge 14th April 1909 ; res. 
7th June 1915; died at Dundonald, Ire 
land, 7th May 1916. Marr. 18th June 1902, 
Edith Jane Hanna, and has issue Edna 
Jane Caldwell, born 4th Aug. 1903, died 
1904; William Stewart, born 21st June 
1906; John Hanna, born 15th Sept. 1909; 
died 5th Jan. 1910 ; Edith Moyra, born 
8th May 1911. 


born 28th Feb. 1888, son of Henry 
Ritchie Buchan, min. of Kilbirnie ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1910), 
B.D. (1913); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
7th May 1913; assistant at St Matthew s 
Parish, Edinburgh; ord. 15th Sept. 1915; 
marr. 7th Aug. 1916, Janet Pearson, daugh. 
of James Cunningham, Edinburgh. 


[A church was built here in 1877. The 
parish was disjoined from Selkirk, 12th 
Jan. 1885.] 

Jan. 1878 ; trans, to Bunkle and 
Preston 8th Jan. 1880. 

JOHN SHARPE, born Falkland, Fife, 
17th Jan. 1848, son of Robert S., 
manufacturing agent; educated at 


Falkland Parish School and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Cupar June 
1878 ; assistant at St Cyrus ; ord. 6th 
May 1880 ; adm. first min. of the parish 
12th Jan. 1885 ; clerk of Presb. 1898-1916 ; 
died unmarr. 13th July 1916. Publica 
tion Selkirk : Its Clum-h, It* tic/tool, and 
ItK Presbyter;/ (Selkirk, 1914). 

1916 born Arma S n > Ireland, 8th July 1873, 
son of John B. ; educated at Armagh 
Academy and Univ. of Belfast ; ord. min. 
of the Congregational Church, Cleland, 
Lanarkshire, 4th Sept, 1904 ; adm. to Bath 
Street Congregational Church, Dunfermline, 
10th Nov. 1906. Joined the Church of 
Scotland May 1914 ; assistant at Sandbank, 
Callander, High Church, Inverness ; ord. 
interim min. of St Stephen s Parish, Inver 
ness, 4th May 1916 ; adm. to this charge 
12th Dec. 1916. Marr. 27th April 1905, 
Elizabeth Young, daugh. of James Brash, 


[There was an ancient chapel here. The 
parish was disjoined quoad omnia from 
Yarrow, 25th June 1851.] 

Shaws, in the parish, 9th Nov. 1816, 
son of Thomas G. and Jane Sharpe, 
great-granddaughter of Thomas Boston ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Selkirk 2nd March 1841 ; pres. 
by Queen Victoria; ord. 30th Dec. 1851; 
died 13th Nov. 1879. He marr. 27th Aug. 
1853, Gertrude Bertha Allison, who died 
s.p. 26th Oct. 1872. 

William, Wigtownshire, 23rd March 
1842, son of John M., shipmaster, 
and Rosanna M Guffie ; educated at Port 
AVilliam Parish School and Univ. of Glas 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Wigtown in 1868 ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 25th July 
1876. Marr. 4th June 1884, Emily Jane, 
daugh. of Thomas Mitchell, Kirkhope, and 
has issue Rosanna Elizabeth, M.B., Ch.B., 
born 1st Oct. 1888; Hugh Agnew, M.B., 
Ch.B., born 25th May 1890. 



[A chapel was opened here 16th July 
1838. The parish was disjoined from 
Melrose, llth July 1855.] 


1839 b rn ld Monkland > 22nd Dec - 1810 
son of John F., merchant ; educated 

at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton ; assistant at Kilmarnock ; ord. 
13th Sept. 1839. Joined the Free Church ; 
min. of Ladhope Free Church 1843-45 ; of 
the Free Church, Ferry-Port-on-Craig, in 
1845 ; died 9th July 1886. He marr. 141, 
Christina (born 12th Sept. 1817, died 5th 
July 1896), daugh. of William Meek, D.D., 
min. of Hamilton, and had issue John 
Meek, born 1842, died 1843; Christina 
Croil, born 29th Oct. 1844 (marr. 1872, 
Robert Paul, min. of Free Church, Dollar), 
died 30th Jan. 1906 ; William Meek, min. 
of St Paul s United Free Church, Edin 
burgh, born 4th Sept. 1846, killed by a fall 
from his bicycle, 4th May 1913 ; John 
Meek, born 1848, died 1850; Alexander 
Croil, merchant, London, born 1850, died 
1903; Elisabeth Jane, born 1852; Jessie 
Hetherington, born 1854, died 1864; Robert 
Hill. min. of Carnbee United Free Church, 
1884-1907, secretary of the National Bible 
Society of Scotland, 1907 : born 1856. 
[Hall s Hist, of Ladhope Free Church.} 

JAMES SMITH, authorised by Presb. 
to take charge of the district of 
Ladhope, 17th March 1846 ; adm. 

first min. of the parish 7th Feb. 1856 ; trans. 

to Greyfriars, Aberdeen, 17th Dec. 1857. 

June 1858 ; trans, to Lilliesleaf 4th 
Aug. 1881. 

ROBERT BORLAND, ord. 2nd March 
1882 1882; trans, to Yarrow 14th June 1883. 


born Caldow, Balmaclellan, 13th 

Aug. 1847, son of Adam C. and 

Margaret Corson ; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh; M.A. (1869); ord. toLochrutton 

20th Nov. 1879 ; trans, and adm. 21st Jan. 

1884 ; dem. 26th June 1900 ; died 21st July 

1914. He marr. llth Jan. 1881, Jane Mary 

Mason, daugh. of Thomas Patterson, Kirk- 




[PllESB. OF 

caldy, and had issue -Edith Mary, horn 
31st Dec. 1881 ; Frances Maud Marguerite, 
born 4th July 1885 (marr. 1st Oct. 1908, 
Konrad Gerhardt) ; Elizabeth Beveridge, 
born 28th Jan. 1887: William Ramsay 
( orson, I.C.S., born 7th Oct. 1889. 

5th Dec. 1900 ; trans, to Rosemount 


Parish, Aberdeen, 18th Feb. 1914. 


1914 ley 26th ^ arcu 188f! son f ^ avid 

R. and Grace Hunter : educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow : M.A. (1907), B.D. 
(1911); Keen, by Presb. of Paisley in 1911 : 
assistant at St Michael s Parish, Dumfries, 
and Dean Parish, Edinburgh : ord. 16th 
July 1914 ; chaplain British Expeditionary 
Force, France, 1914-16 : res. 1916. 


[The church of Lilliesleaf is mentioned 
in the Inquisition of David, 1116 ; Walter, 
"chaplain of Lillesclive," attested in 1174 
at Lin ton, a grant of land from William the 
Lion to William de Somerville. In 1190 
the parson of " Lyllesclif " claimed part of 
the lands of Botheldene (Bowden) ; and in 
1296 John of Rutherford, "parson" here, did 
fealty to Edward I. Up to the Reformation 
the church belonged to the See of Glasgow. 
There was a chapel at Riddell. An apse 
was added to the church in 1910 by the 
Rev. Arthur Pollok Sym.] 

1571 m * n< ^ Bowden (tf.v.) : had Lilliesleaf 
under his care, 1571-74. 

1574 1574-80. 

THOMAS WILKIE, a relative of John 
8 Row the Reformer ; M.A. (St An 
drews 1583); reader in 1586; min. 
in 1588 ; pres. to the parsonage and vicarage 
by Robert, Lord Roxburghe, before 2nd 
Feb. 1609. He admitted the gudewife of 
Sinton, Ashkirk, to the communion, " she 
being a contemner of her awin min. and 
of her awin kirk." The Presb., 19th Sept. 
1615, was greatly offended and rebuked him 
for so doing, declaring " if he do so again 

he will be suspended from his office/ He 
was still min. 28th Oct. 1638. He was 
probably the father of Thomas, min. of 
Crailing, and of William his own successor. 
[Key. of Detnh, ccxv., 3 ; ftf<j. Ansiy. ; 
Wodrow : s St-lti-t /!<<></., i., 423.] 

WILLIAM WILKIE, probably son of 
1640 P rece ding : M.A. (St Andrews 1614). 
He was interrupted while preaching 
at Melrose, 30th Aug. 1640, by the entry of 
English soldiers into the village. Not con 
forming to Episcopacy, he was confined to 
his parish in 1662. [Melrose tiess. and Jed- 
Imryh Prefdi. h et/s. ; Wodrow : s Hist., i. 326.] 

JOHN CHISHOLME, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1674 27th July 1663): licen. by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 2nd Oct. 1667 ; 
min. in 1674 : he was cited before the Privy 
Council, 10th Nov. 1681, for dissuading the 
magistrates of Selkirk from taking the Test. 
Deprived by the Privy Council, 3rd Sept. 
1689, for neither reading the Proclamation 
of the Estates nor praying for William and 
Mary, but for James VII., and for not observ 
ing the thanksgiving. He died at Edin 
burgh, 12th Feb. 1701, aged about 58. He 
marr., and had issue Robert, schoolmaster 
of Selkirk ; Eupham (marr. 4th Dec. 1716, 
James Pringle, writing-master, Edinburgh ; 
Esther (marr. (1) 19th Sept. 1725, Francis 
Toward, merchant, Edinburgh : (2) 10th 
Jan. 1731, Thomas Wilkie, Edinburgh). 
[Kirkton s and Wodrow s Hists. ; MS. Ace. 
of Min., 1689 ; Rule s .SVc. Vindication. ; 
Edin. Reg. (Marr.).} 

MATTHEW COUPER, ord. 29th Oct. 
lggi 1691 ; trans, to Ochiltree, but not 
adm. till 21st Aug. 1695. 

16y5 [now Linthill], born 1657 ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 3rd July 1693) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kelso 28th Aug. 1694 ; ord. 
2nd May 1695 ; he was one of the Twelve 
who gave in a representation to the General 
Assembly, llth May 1721, against the Act 
which condemned the Marrow of Modern 
Divinity. He died 13th Nov. 1736. He 
marr. (1) Alison, daugh. of James Hog, 
min. of Carnock, and had issue Alison 
(marr. Adam Milne, min. of Melrose) : (2) 




Margaret Potts, and had issue William^ 
a physician ; Margaret of Courthill (marr. 
23rd April 1740, Thomas Riddell of Camie- 
ston). [$>s Mag., xxviii. ; Tombst. ; 
Boston s Mem. ; Wodrow s Anal. ; Roxburgh 
Sas., 1710, vii., 393.] 


ROBERT RIDDELL, youngest son of 

Sir Walter R - of tliat ilk Bart > and 
Mary Watt of Rosehill ; licen. by 

Presb. of Selkirk 1st Feb. 1732 : pres. by 
John, Duke of Roxburghe, and ord. 23rd 
Sept. 1737; died 12th March 1760. He marr. 
12th Feb. 1755, Esther (died 2nd March 
1803), daugh. of John Riddell, M.D., 
Granton, son of Archibald R., min. of Trinity 
Parish, Edinburgh, but had no issue. 
[Douglas s Bar. ; Playfair s Fam.Antiq.,iii.] 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL, born 10th Jan. 

176O I" 37, son ^ ^ i^ am C-> surveyor of 
H.M. Customs, Kirkcaldy ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 25th Oct. 1758 ; ord. 4th July 
1759 min. of the Low Meeting, Benvick-on- 
Tweed ; pres. by John, Duke of Roxburghe, 
and adm. IGth Oct. 1760 ; died 28th Sept. 
1804. He marr. 6th May 1759, Margaret 
(died at Edinburgh, 18th Nov. 1813), only 
daugh. of Alexander Home, min. of Stichill, 
and had issue Agnes, born 1st Feb. 1760 
(marr. 5th June 1779, William Scott, 
solicitor, Edinburgh) ;. William, born 13th 
March 1762, W.S. apprentice 1777, died 
31st May 1781 ; Alexander, born 13th Dec. 
1763 ; Edward, born 6th July 1765, died in 
the East Indies, 1789 ; Jean, born 30th 
April 1767 (marr. 14th May 1803, Thomas 
Tod); Robert, captain R.N., born 16th 
June 1768, died 1815 ; Margaret, born 16th 
Jan. 1770 (marr. 14th Aug. 1793, William 
Farquharson, M.D., Edinburgh); David, 
born 24th Dec. 1771, died 23rd Aug. 1794; 
Elizabeth, born 14th Oct. 1773, died 3rd 
Sept. 1792 ; George, born 17th April 1775, 
died 14th Feb. 1776; Marion, born 20th 
Dec. 1776 (marr. 6th April 1798, Robert 
Gillan, min. of Hawick) ; John, min. of 
Selkirk ; Jessie, born 20th Nov. 1779, died 
27th Feb. 1783; William Scott, born 22nd 
Dec. 1781, died 4th April 1799. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
Stat. Ace., mil.). [Tombst.] 

JAMES STALKER, son of John S., Edin- 

killie: M. A. (King s College, Aberdeen, 

1777) ; licen. by Presb. of Clmnonry 

6th Jan. 1784 ; ord. 18th Oct. 1785, assistant 

to the chaplain of Fort George ; pres. by 

William, Duke of Roxburghe, 4th Oct. 1804; 

adm. 8th May 1805 ; died unmarr. 23rd 

March 1816. [Tombst.] 

DAVID BAXTER, a native of Leslie, 
Fife : licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
28th Nov. 1798 ; ord. to Birnie 27th 
July 1809; pres. by James, Duke of Rox 
burghe, in Aug., trans, and adm. 10th Oct. 
1816; died 6th May 1842. He marr. 19th 
Oct. 1812, Ann (died 14th May 1848), daugh. 
of James Campbell, Edinburgh, and had 
issue Margaret Campbell, born llth July 

1813 (marr. Adam Gourlay, her father s suc 
cessor) ; Jemima Xicolina, born 20th July 

1814 (marr. William King, min. of the 
Presbyterian Church at Nelson, Ontario, 
Canada), died 1887 ; Maria Anne, born 13th 
Oct. 1815 (marr. Alexander Fraser, banker, 
Edinburgh), died 3rd Feb. 1897 ; Harriet, 
born 27th Nov. 1816 (marr. Joseph French, 
chemist, Australia), died 15th July 1890 ; 
John David, born 27th Nov. 1819, died 6th 
Oct. 1820 ; Helen Frances, born 2nd April 
1821 (marr. E. N. Houston, surgeon, Aus 
tralia), died 17th Oct. 1902. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace., iii.). 

ADAM GOURLAY, born Chesters, 

1842 Ancrum 24th DeC 1800 S0n f 
James G. and Margaret Redford ; 

educated at Ancrum School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 
1825 ; assistant at Bedrule and Lilliesleaf ; 
pres. by James Henry Robert, Duke of 
Roxburghe, and ord. 1st Sept. 1842 ; clerk 
of Presb. 1st Aug. 1843; clerk of Synod 
25th Oct. 1853 ; died 12th April 1881. He 
marr. 20th Nov. 1834, Margaret Campbell 
Baxter (born llth July 1813, died 16th March 
1900), daugh. of his predecessor, and had 
issue James, insurance clerk, born 4th Feb. 
1836, died 29th Aug. 1899 ; Anne Campbell, 
born 6th Nov. 1837 (marr. George Alex 
ander, farmer), died 30th Dec. 1885 ; David 
Baxter, farmer, born 4th April 1839, died 
25th Nov. 1913 ; Margaret Redford, born 
12th May 1846; Maria Nicolina, born 



14th July 1848, died 3rd June 1893; 
Adamina Harriet, born 29th June 1852 ; 
Adam, banker, born 10th Nov. 1854, died 
21st Jan. 1888; Jane Charles Russell Currie, 
born 22nd Xov. 18D6 (marr. Walter Robert 

1881 michael, Dumfriesshire, 27th April 
1827, son of Peter B. and Margaret 
Oughterson; educated at Kirkmichael 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh : sometime 
schoolmaster at Brydekirk : licen. byPresb. 
of Lochmaben 18th Aug. 1853; ord. to 
Ladhope 25th June 1858; trans, and adm. 
4th Aug. 1881 ; died 24th Jan. 1888. He 
marr. 26th June 1866, Joanna (died 12th 
July 1916), daugh. of Robert Hall, builder, 
Galashiels, and Flora Sanderson, and had 
issue Flora Agnes, born 20th April 1867 : 
Margaret Josephine Oughterson, born 8th 
Feb. 1869 (marr. Thomas Ovens, Gala- 
shiels) ; Joanna Hall, born 16th Feb. 1871 ; 
Christian Patricia, born 9th Feb. 1873 
(marr. John Crawford, M.B., C.M.), died 
5th April 1904 ; Agnes Catherine Hall, born 
2nd March 1875; Robert Patrick Hall, 
L.R.C.P., Eskbank, born 3rd May 1878. 
Publications Sermon Against Swearing 
(1872) ; The Principles and Advantages of a 
National Church (1879) ; Voluntaryism and 
Establishment (1879); Memorial Sermon 
for William Roberts of Netherby (1879). 

1888 bank) near Edinburgh, 14th Aug. 

1862, fifth son of William S. and Mary j 
Thomson, daugh. of James Pitcairn, M.D. : i 
educated at Mr Baillie s School, Morning- i 
side, Craigmount House School, and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1881), B.D. (1884) ; i 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh June 1884; | 
assistant at St George s Parish, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 12th July 1888 ; examiner foi* degrees 
in Univ. of Edinburgh 1895-9 ; secretary of 
Ministers Pension Fund Committee 1907 : 
Clerk of Presb. 1916. Marr. llth Sept. 
1900, Caroline Georgina, youngest daugh. of 
William Simson, secretary of the Bank of 
Scotland. Publications Sermon on Tem 
perance (Edinburgh, 1890) ; St Paul s Last i 
Letter (Scottish Women s Bible Study Asso 
ciation, 1900); A Border Synod (Hawick, 

1902) ; Suggestions for a Pension Scheme 
(Hawick, 1906) ; The Parish of Lilliesleaf 
(Selkirk, 1913); Studies in the Period 
of Elijah ami Elishn (Scottish Women s 
Bible Study Association, 1915). Contributor 
to Hastings Dictionari/ of Christ and tin- 
Vosjids ; editor of T/ic Chit ><// of Scot/and 
Year Hook from 1914. 


[Maxton.The church of Maxton was 
dedicated to St Cuthbert. Tt belonged to 
the Abbey of Dryburgh. 

Rutherford. There was here a hospital 
| of St Magdalene.] 

Sri: WILLIAM AINSLTE, adm. 7th 
1561 ^ e P t - ]5 61 to the vicarage in place 
of Sir William Tailfeir. [Laing 
Charters, 727 ; Keg. Sec. Sig., ii., 40.] 

WILLIAM AINSLIE, possibly same as 
1569 above, reader 1569 to 1579. 

JOHN SMYTH, M.A. (St Andrews, 3rd 
1593 Dec. 1584) ; adm. to Selkirk in 1585 ; 
trans, to Mertoun about 12th Oct. 
1586; adm. to this charge in 1593; a 
member of Assembly in 1602 : was app. 
with two others for visiting the kirks 
of Nithsdale and Annandale. In 1607 he 
was called before the Privy Council for 
acting as clerk to the Synod which dis 
obeyed the Acts of Assembly 1606 regard 
ing a constant Moderator, and was charged 
to enter into ward at Blackness within forty- 
eight hours. He signed the Protest for the 
Liberties of the Kirk 27th June 1617 ; was 
cited before the Court of High Commission 
in 1622, but through the intercession of a 
friend, he was not called. He died before 
26th May 1634, aged about 70. He be 
queathed 72 for the use of the parish. 
He marr., and had issue John. [Pjooke of 
the Kirk, 503: Reg. Sec. Sig.; Melville s 
Antob.; Livingston s Charac. : G. R. Sns., 
xix., 169.] 


1634 drews 1627) ; pres. by Charles I. 26th 

May 1634. He was probably dep. in 

1639 for heresy. [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Peterkin s 

Records ; Stevenson s Hist.] 




Andrew D., min. of St Boswells ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 23rd July 1631): 
he was on the Exercise at Hacldington 
21st Sept. 1636: adm. 16th July 1640; 
was on the Commission of Assembly, 
1642, 1645, 1648, and 1649. Xot conform 
ing to Episcopacy, he was confined to his 
parish in 1662, where he died before 1672. 
He marr., and had issue John; Elizabeth: 
Anna ; Mary ; Janet. [Haddington, Jed- 
burgli, and Chirmide Presb. Regs. : Acts of 
Ass. : Wodrow s Hist., i., 326 ; Privy Seal 
Enfj. Reg., iv., 155 ; <!. R. Inhib., 8th Jan. 
1668, 15th May 1671, and 14th Dec. 1676.] 

PATRICK STRACHAX, son of John S., 
weaver and burgess. Aberdeen ; M.A . 
(Marischal College 1673) : sometime 
clerk to the Kirk -session of Foveran ; min. 
in 1683; deprived by the Privy Council in 
1689 for neither reading the Proclamation 
of the Estates nor praying for William 
and Mary. He marr. Barbara Abernethy, 
who survived him, and had issue five 
children, of whom Isabel marr. 16th Dec. 
1722, Henry Laing, in parish of Scoonie. 
[J/,S . Ace. of Min., 1689; Peterkin s 
Constitution of the Church : Linlithgcno 
Burgh Reg. ] 

ROBERT EDGAR, was a min. at the 
general meeting of Presbyterians after 
the Toleration 6th July 1687 : called 
Nov., and adm. 10th Dec. 1690 ; died 13th 
Dec. 1713, aged 88. He marr. (1), and 
had issue Gabriel, bapt. 16th July 1660; 
James, bapt. 26th Dec. 1661 : (2) 25th Oct. 
1692, Jean Stephenson, sister-in-law of 
James Borland, min. of Bedrule. [Dum 
fries Bapt. and Bur. Regs. ; Tombst.~\ 

GABRIEL WILSON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1709 28tl1 June 1697 ^ licen> b y Presb. 
of Kirkcudbright llth Xov. 1706; 
assistant to Gabriel Semple, min. of Jed- 
burgh, and in this parish : called 5th Nov. 
1708 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 23rd 
Feb. 1709; died llth Feb. 1750. He was 
a close friend of Thomas Boston the elder, 
whose funeral sermon he preached. Next 
to Boston himself, no man did more to 
disseminate the doctrines of the Marrou 

of Modern Divinity. He was one of the 
Twelve who signed the representation to 
the Assembly against the Act condemning 
the Marrow, and in 1733 he protested 
against the sentence passed on the four 
Seceders. In later life he adopted the 
views of the Glassite Church, but the 
Presb. declined to interfere with his teach 
ing. He marr. Oct. 1709, Rachel Carson, 
who survived him, and had issue Andrew, 
M.D., London ; Jean (marr. George Byres, 
min. of St Boswells) ; Ann (marr. George 
Ogilvie, min. in Newcastle), died 19th May 
1801 ; Rachel ; Marion. Publications New 
Mode of Swearing (1719) ; " Epistle Recom 
mendatory ;: (Monrd s Lett. ; Edinburgh, 
1719) ; Letter to <t Gentleman at Edinburgh 
concerning the Proceedings of the Assembly 
1720, with Reference unto Doctrines chiefly 
(1721) ; The Trust, a Sermon at the opening 
of the Synod (1723 ; Hawick, 1785) ; A Speech 
without Doors (Hawick, 1785); preface to 
Divine Meditations by a Person of Honour. 
[Acts of Ass., 1723 ; Boston s Memoirs : 
Wodrow s Corresp. and Anal. ; Eraser s Life 
of Ralplt. Erskine ; Scots Mag., xii.] 

WILLIAM BROWX, son of David B, 
min. of Selkirk ; licen. by Presb. of 
Selkirk 5th April 1737 ; pres. by Sir 
Alexander Don of Xewton-Don, Bart., Aug. 
1750 : ord. 10th April 1751 : died 22nd Jan. 
1770. He marr. 14th June 1753, Isabel 
Kirkwood, Lessudden, who died 25th July 
1768, and had issue David, born 24th 
March 1754; James, born 2nd Feb. 1756; 
William, surgeon, Edinburgh, born 14th 
Nov. 1757 ; Andrew, born 20th Aug. 1760 ; 
Jean, born 22nd Jan. 1764 ; John, born 
20th July 1768. [Tombst.] 

DAVID CLERK, pres. by Sir Alexander 
Don of Newton -Don, Bart. ; ord. 26th 
Sept. 1770 ; "a man of lively manners 

and of great wit :; : died unmarr. 13th Jan. 


STEPHEN OLIVER, licen. by Presb. of 
Selkirk 1st Oct. 1751 ; ord. to Inner- 
leithen llth Sept. 1755; pres. by 
Sir Alexander Don of Newton-Don, Bart., 
10th May, and adm. 15th Aug. 1776; died 
24th July 1803, aged 89. He marr. 28th 
Oct. 1755, Jean (died 6th Jan. 1802), daugh. 




of John Douglas of Catchahill, and had 
issue Mary, born 27th Aug. 1756 (marr. 
30th Jan. 1788, William Purvis, Broom- 
house) ; James, born 16th June 1758 ; 
Katharine, born 4th Feb. 17GO (marr. 4th 
June 1788, Alexander Wight, baker, Edin 
burgh) ; John, born 4th Sept. 1761 ; Anne, 
born 26th Nov. 1763 (marr. llth Dec. 1799, 
George Hambley, merchant, Kelso) ; Eliza 
beth, born 4th June 1776. Publication 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 
in.). [Tombst.] 

JOHN HAINING, Keen, by Presb. of 
1804 Edinburgh, 27th Feb. 1793; ord. to 
Dunsyre 19th Sept. 1799; pres. by 
Sir Alexander Don of Newton-Don, Bart., 
9th Dec. 1803 : trans, and adm. 16th Aug. 
1804 ; died 26th April 1809. He marr. 2nd 
Oct. 1801, Wilhelmina Wilson, who died 
12th Jan. 1841, and had issue Robert, born 
14th Aug. 1802 ; James, born 6th May 1804 ; 
John, born 20th Feb. 1807 : Alexander, born 
12th April 1809. 

JOHN THOMSON, licen. by Presb. of 
181Q Dalkeith 2nd July 1799; ord. 19th 
July 1810; joint Presb. clerk 10th May 
1831, and afterwards Synod clerk ; died 6th 
June 1865, aged 89. He marr. 22nd Feb. 
1816, Helen (died 14th Feb. 1831), eldest 
daugh. of Robert Douglas, D.D., min. of 
Galashiels, and had issue David, engineer, 
London, born 15th Nov. 1816; Robert 
Douglas, wine merchant, Edinburgh, born 
22nd Oct. 1817, died 26th Nov. 1910) ; 
Beatrix, born 21st Sept. 1818; John, born 
20th Sept. 1821, died 21st Feb. 1832; 
George, born 4th Dec. 1822, died 17th Feb. 
1824 ; Barbara, born 20th March 1828, 
died 6th Aug. 1896; Edward, died 1st 
March 1861. Publication Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., iii.). 

1865 GRAHAM, born 30th June 1830, 
son of Robert Balfour G., D.D., 
min. of North Berwick ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Hadding- 
ton in 1854; assistant at Channelkirk ; 
pres. by Charles Balfour of Newton-Don ; 
ord. to Nenthorn 13th Feb. 1855; trans, 
and adm. 12th Oct. 1865; died at Edin 

burgh, 3rd March 1911. He had fine 
musical gifts, composed several psalm 
tunes, and was the first min. in Roxburgh 
shire to introduce an organ into his church. 
He marr. 17th July 1855, Margaret Jane 
(died 22nd Dec. 1891), daugh. of James 
Ritchie, wholesale stationer, Edinburgh, 
and had issue Janet, born 29th May 
1856 (marr. 27th April 1880, James Bain, 
merchant, nephew of Sir Andrew Lusk, 
Bart.) ; Christina Laurie, born 9th May 
1858 (marr. 4th May 1881, James Mackay, 
M.D); Robert Balfour, M.D., Leven, born 
25th Aug. 1859 ; James Ritchie, born 16th 
Feb. 1861 ; Margaret Jane, born 15th Feb. 
1863 ; Manners Hamilton, fruit rancher, 
U.S.A., born 3rd Aug. 1866, died 6th Aug. 
1902 ; Agnes Tod, born 23rd Oct. 1867 
(marr. Francis, son of Sir William Turner, 
K.C.B., Principal of Edinburgh University), 
died 15th March 1903 ; William Archibald 
George, printer, Edinburgh, born 25th Oct. 
1870 ; Helen Robertson, born 2nd Aug. 
1872, died 6th Nov. 1904; Henry Grey, 
min. of Avendale, born 8th March 1874. 
Publication Sermon on the Death of Mrs 
Half our of Newton -Don (1862). 

1905 Carberry, Inveresk, 16th June 1863, 
son of Peter M K., min. of North 
Parish, Kelso ; educated at Kelso High 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1885); licen. by Presb. of Kelso; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 27th Sept. 1905. 


[The church of Melrose, dedicated to St 
Cuthbert, belonged to Melrose Abbey. In 
the parish, between two and three miles 
down the Tweed from the parish church, 
stood the ancient abbey of Old Melrose, 
founded about 650. It was at first a cell 
of St Aidan s Monastery of Lindisfarne. 
St yEth (or Eata) was its first abbot. 
Following him were St Bosel and St 
Cuthbert. The later Cistercian Abbey of 
St Mary at Melrose is also in the parish, 
and near the church. It was founded by 
David I. in 1136, its site being then called 




Fordel. There was a chapel in the parish 
of Melrose at Gattonside, and another near j 
Blainslic, dedicated to St Cuthbert, and 
known as Childhills Chapel. There were 
also the chapels of St Cuthbert at Old 
Melrose, St Columba at Columslie, and St 
Mary of the Park at Blain.slie. At Melrose : 
there were the Holy Wells of St Mary, St 
William, and St Dunstan. St Helen s Well 
is at Darnick. At Columslie (now Colmslie) 
was St Colum s Well. In the Tweed at Old | 
Melrose is a rapid of the stream called the j 
Holy Wheel. A fair was held on St Martin s i 

PONT], younger son of John P. of | 
Shyresmill, and Catherine Murray of 
Tullibardine, and brother of Robert P., min. ! 
of St Cuthbert s ; educated at St Leonard s i 
College, St Andrews, 1550-4 ; app. by the i 
General Assembly, 2nd July 1562, " to ; 
minister the word and sacraments till j 
next Assembly " ; he became, 30th Dec. i 
that year, chaplain to John, Lord Erskine, 
afterwards Earl of Mar, and Regent. The ! 
brethren appointed in Oct. 1581 for 
establishing Presbyteries were enjoined to i 
co-operate with him in the setting up of \ 
such within the diocese of Dunblane. He 
was commissary of Dunblane from llth i 
July 1598 to 2nd July 1602, and died on i 
or shortly after the latter date. He marr. | 
Abigail Strang, who survived him, but left no | 
issue. [Calderwood s Hist., ii., 186 ; Inq. 
Ret. d en., 113; Hey. of Deed*, cix.] 

JOHN WATSON, min. in 1568. [Acts 

1568 and Dec., xlv., 168.] 

JOHN WILSON, min. in 1569. [Reg. of 

1569 Deeds, ix., 373.] 

THOMAS HOLY WELL, reader, 1574 
1574 to 1586. 

JOHN KNOX, born about 1555, said to 
have been son of William K., min. of 
Cockpen, and a grand-nephew of the 
Reformer ; M.A. (St Andrews 1575) ; ord. 
to Lauder in 1576 ; trans, and adm. in 
1584. He was a member of at least four 
teen General Assemblies. He declined to 

subscribe the Articles of Religion pro 
mulgated by Maitland of Letlrington ; was 
Moderator of Synod Oct. 1586 ; a com 
missioner app. by the Privy Council, 6th 
March 1589, for the preservation of religion 
within the sheriffdom of Edinburgh. In 
1596 he was one of the commissioners for 
the South, who were directed to meet daily 
with the Presb. of Edinburgh to consult 
as to the means to be taken for resisting 
the measures of the excommunicated earls 
and their adherents. In the Assembly of 
1601 he refused to vote for the transla 
tion of ministers recommended by the 
King, and having declined the office of 
constant Moderator of Presb. he was out 
lawed. By 1608 he was once more in 
favour, and was app. Visitor of the kirks 
throughout Dumfriesshire. He was a 
member of the Falkland Conference 4th 
May 1609. He led the resistance to the re- 
establishment of Episcopacy, and vigorously 
opposed the Articles of Perth. He died in 
1623. He marr. Christian Paterson, who 
survived him, and had issue Margaret 
(marr. Thomas Ker, ancestor of Kippi- 
law). {.Reg. Assig. ; Calderwood s Hist., iv., 
v., vi., vii. (see General Index) ; Reg. Sec. 
Sig. ; Knox Genealogy ; Smith s Icon, ticot. ; 
Melville s Autob. ; Livingston s Character 
istics ; Wade s Hist, of Me? rose ; Diet. Nat. 
]>iog. ; Roxburghe Sas., iii., 211.] 

drews, 22nd July 1608). He was 
recommended for Ayr by the Arch 
bishop of Glasgow 10th March 1623, but a 
week later the session of that parish agreed, 
" after they had convocated the haill body 
of the town," to send a commissioner to the 
archbishop showing " that he was not meet 
to be minister among them." Nevertheless 
he was pres. by James VI. 10th April, but 
further proceedings are not on record. He 
became min. here about 1627. In 1634 
the parish consisted of an area of seven 
miles by four, with about two thousand 
communicants ; a proposal was made for 
a collegiate min., but this was not carried 
out. He was dep. llth Dec. 1638, probably 
on account of his prelatic tendencies. He 
died in 1642, aged about 54. He marr. 




Agnes Kennedy, who died 19th Dec. 1666, 
and had issue Marjory (marr. James 
Alison, tailor, Canongate) ; Jean (marr. 
Gilzean). Publication A Satire, 
in two parts, relating to Public Affairs, 
1638-9, is assigned to him (Scots May., 
Ixix., 117: Maidment s Scottish Pasquils, 
Hi.); "Epitaph on the Earl of Strafford ;; 
(Cleveland s Poems ; Milne s Description of 
M r fl rose). [Ayr Sess. ; Canongate Bur.; 
Acts of Parl., vii. ; Bannatyne Miscell., 
iii. ; Stevenson s Hist. ; Wodrov MS. ; 
Diet. Fat. Biog. ; Roxburghe Sas., iv., 
407 ; P. C. Deer eta, 18th Sept. 1672.] 

ALEXANDER SCOTT, probably of the 

1640 Scotts of Bahvearie ; M.A. (St An 
drews, 16th July 1620); adm. 20th 

Feb. 1640; died before 23rd Aug. that 
year, aged about 40. He marr., and had 
issue Elizabeth (marr. John Luckly, bailie 
of Cupar-Fife). [Milne s Descrip.} 

DAVID FLETCHER, M.A. ; trans, from 

1641 ^ Giles, Edinburgh ; adm. 4th Feb. 
1641 ; became Bishop of Argyll in 

1662 (q.v.\ 


1665 drews, 28th July 1656); licen. by 

Presb. of St Andrews 5th June 

1661; ord. to Tynninghame 20th Nov. 

1 663 ; pres. by John, Earl of Haddington ; 
adm. before 14th Dec. 1665 ; died in 1689, 
aged about 53. He marr. (cont. 20th Jan. 
and 10th Feb. 1664), Margaret, daugh. of 
Robert Lauder, min. of Whitekirk, and 
had issue Christian, bapt. 23rd Feb. 1666; 
Robert, bapt, 28th May 1668; Agnes, 
bapt. llth June 1670; Alexander, bapt. 
27th Feb. 1674; George, bapt, 10th Sept. 
1676 ; Marion, bapt. 2nd May 1678 ; James, 
bapt. 29th July 1681 ; Giles, bapt. 8th May 
1685. [Reg. of Deeds, Mack., Ixxxiv., 10th 
Feb. 1669 ; Tynninghame and Selkirk 
Regs?. ; Milne s Descrip. : Mel rose. Par. 

ROBERT WILSON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

16go 13th June 1651); attended the 

General Meeting of Presbyterians 

6th July 1687; adm. 9th Sept. 1690; 

member of Assembly in 1692 ; died 5th 

March 1713, aged 79. [Lothian Synod 
Reg. ; Reg. den. Ass., 1692.] 

ADAM MILNE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 7th 
1?11 July 1698); schoolmaster at Cold- 
stream in 1698; licen. by Presb. of 
Chirnside 24th Sept. 1706; had a compet 
ing call from Legerwood, which was set 
aside by the Assembly 5th May 1710 ; called 
26th Jan., and ord. (assistant and successor) 
8th May 1711 ; died 8th June 1747, aged 
about 67. He marr. March 1725, Alison 
(died Dec. 1771), daugh. of William Hunter, 
min. of Lilliesleaf, and had issue Margaret, 
bapt. 4th May 1726, died young ; Elizabeth, 
bapt. llth July 1727, died young; William, 
bapt. 13th July 1729. Publication A 
Description of the Parish of Mel rose in 
Answer to Mr Maitland s Queries (Edin 
burgh, 1743). [Tombst. ; Acts of Ass.; 
Wade s Jlfelrose.] 

JAMES BROWN, M.A. ; pres. by Lady 
1748 I sa bella Scott July 1747; ord. 10th 
Feb. 1748. He got a bleachfield 
established for encouraging linen manu 
facture in the parish ; trans, to New 
Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 9th July 1767. 

1768 May 1738, son of Alexander M., 
min. of Little Dunkeld ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dunkeld 2nd Sept. 1760 ; assist 
ant at Alloa ; pres. by Henry, Duke of 
Buccleuch, Oct. 1767 ; ord. 2nd March 1768. 
About 1785 he was charged with adultery, 
but assoilzied by the Presbytery. He ob 
tained an assistant and successor in 1788. 
He died at Hayfield, Stirlingshire, 12th Aug. 
1818. He marr. 1st Nov. 1763, Christian 
Turnbull, who died 1st Feb. 1787, and had 
issue Alexander, born 10th April 1765, 
died 24th Nov. 1791 ; John Blackwood, 
born 29th Dec. 1766, died 22nd Nov. 1804 ; 
Hector, born 26th June 1768, died in 
Jamaica, llth Sept. 1808; Janet, born 1st 
March 1770 (marr. 29th Feb. 1792, Alex 
ander Lauder), died 3rd Oct. 1809 ; Jean, 
born 7th Oct. 1771 ; George, born 29th 
July 1773, died 25th May 1775; Frederick, 
baker, Edinburgh, born 23rd Dec. 1774; 
William, born 23rd June 1776, died llth 



March 1779; George, born 20th April 
1778, died 18th June 1818 ; Mary, born 
8th Feb. 1780, died 19th March 178G ; 
AVilliam, born 24th March 1782, died June 
1783; Christian, born 31st Dec. 1783. 
Publication Narrative of the Rise, Pro 
gress, and Conclusion of the Process against 
Mr M., with Remarks (Hawick, 1785). 
[Stirling Presb. Reg. ; Scots Mag., xlvi., 
xlvii. ; Tombst.] 

GEORGE THOMSON, born 1758 : Keen. 

1788 by Pre sb - uf 1)un1jlane 4th Ju] y 1786 > 

called 27th March, and ord. (assist 
ant and successor) 23rd Oct. 1788. An 
augmentation of stipend having been asked 
by the senior min., T. put in a claim 
stating that as he performed the whole of 
the pastoral work, his case should be con 
sidered by the Court in granting any aug 
mentation. The Court granted him the 
whole augmentation, 6th Dec. 1797. Not 
withstanding this his income was small, 
and the hardship of his case being a sub 
ject of public comment, the Rev. Dr John 
ston of North Leith raised a subscription 
for him, which, however, T. declined with 
grateful thanks and requested that the 
money might be returned to the donors. 
He died 22nd Nov. 1835. He marr. 8th 
June 1791, Margaret (died llth June 1813), 
daugh. of Robert Gillan, min. of St Bos- 
wells, and had issue George, born 7th 
March 1792, licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 2nd 
April 1816, died at Edinburgh, 7th Jan. 
1838 (he was tutor to the children of Sir 
Walter Scott, and is the reputed Original 
of Dominie Sampson) ; Mary Anna, born 
16th Sept. 1793 (marr. 23rd Feb. 1821, 
Alexander Burnet, rector of the United 
Schools, Jedburgh) ; Robert Gillan, writer, 
Melrose, born 27th March 1795, died 23rd 
April 1844; Joseph, born 17th Jan. 1797; 
Thomas, student of divinity, born 2nd Jan. 
1800, died 6th July 1824 ; Margaret, born 
25th Sept. 1801, died at the Nest, Jedburgh, 
25th Sept. 1847 ; Jean, born 14th Feb. 1804, 
died unmarr. 14th May 1842. Publication 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., ix.). [Bower s Description of Melrose 
Abbey; Lockhart s Life of Scott; W. S. 
Crockett s The Scott Originals.] 

WILLIAM MURRAY, born 1797, a 
native of Selkirkshire ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; tutor in family 
of Major Hope Johnstone ; licen. by Presb. 
of Langholm ; pres. by Walter Francis, 
Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry ; ord. 
10th June 1836 ; died 13th Sept. 1865. He 
marr. (1) 30th Dec. 1836, Agnes (died 6th 
June 1841), sister of Adam Cunningham, 
min. of Crailing, and had issue Andrew, 
born llth May 1839, died at Burwood, 
N.S.W., 8th Feb. 1895 : (2) 17th Oct. 1848, 
Jessie llussel (died 3rd June 1907), second 
daugh. of John Easton, merchant, Edin 


llth Jan. 1826. son of William H., 
min. of Rattray ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (1843); licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews ; ord. 22nd Aug. 
1845 (the General Assembly having sus 
tained his being ordained when under age) 
as a missionary to Calcutta ; app. chaplain 
H.E.I. C. in 1849, and was min. of St 
Andrew s Church, Calcutta ; adm. to this 
parish 8th Feb. 1866 ; convener of the 
Foreign Mission Committee 1872-82 ; D.D. 
(St Andrews 1865); dem. 17th May 1898; 
died llth Sept. 1899. He marr. 10th Nov. 
1846, Mary (died 20th April 1884), daugh. of 
Captain Alexander Knox, and had issue- 
Mary Sophia Sarah, born 21st Oct. 1853 
(marr. 30th Jan. 1890, Alexander Ferrier, 
M.A., Presidency chaplain at Calcutta), 
died at Calcutta, 26th April 1894. Publica 
tions The Unchangeable Saviour (Edin. 
1869). He edited for some years a Bengali 
paper connected with missions. 

Alloa, 20th Feb. 1867, son of George 
T., supervisor of Inland Revenue ; 
educated at Alloa Academy, Brechin High 
School, Old Aberdeen Grammar School, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1887) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Stirling 6th May 1890 ; assist 
ant at Melrose; ord. 27th Sept. 1898. 
Marr. 28th June 1899, Isabella, daugh. of 
George Gray, artist, and Anne Scott, and 
has issue Dorothy Anne Scott, born 24th 
Oct. 1900; Cyril George Kay, born 7th 



[I liESB. OF 

Jan. 1902 ; Edith Elizabeth Mary, born 
13th Sept. 1904; Robert Edward Gray, 
born 16th May 1900. 


[The church was removed to Roberton 
in the seventeenth century. There was 
a chapel at Borthwick Brae.] 

.JOHN COLT, second son of Adam C., 
inin. of Inveresk ; Keen, by Presb. of 
Dalkeith 22nd Oct. 1635; adm. to 
Langnewton between 25th Jan. and 8th 
Feb. 1642 ; adm. to this parish about 1663. 
The date of his death is unknown. He 
marr. Margaret Douglas, who survived 
him, and had issue John ; Rebecca (marr. 
George Cleland, min. of Morton) ; Margaret. 
[Charity Roll, 1693.] 


168g the T. S. who was min. at Kirkbride, 
and afterwards at Sanquhar ; min. of 
this parish in 1689. 

ROBERT SCOTT, brother of William S. 
1700 ^ Whi tenau gh ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
3rd July 1693): licen. by Presb. of 
Selkirk 8th Sept, 1698 ; called 24th Dec. 
1699; ord. 24th April 1700; died 21st 
Aug. 1727, aged 53. He marr. Janet 
Scott, Hawick, and had issue Walter : 
Elizabeth; Marion. Publication Twelve 
tiermous preached before ami after the 
Celebration of the Lord s tiiqiper (Edin 
burgh, 1729). [Tombst. ; Boston s Mem. ] 

HENRY ERSKINE, son of James E. of 
1728 ShielfieM, and Elizabeth, daugh. of 
Sir John Scott of Ancrum ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kelso 3rd April 1722; pres. 
by George II. 29th Dec. 1727 ; called 29th 
Feb., and ord. 3rd May 1728 : died 5th Dec. 
1773, aged 80. He marr. 21st Aug. 1730, 
Janet (died 1st June 1766, aged 64), daugh. 
of Robert Cunninghame, min. of Hawick, 
and had issue James, his successor ; 
Marjory, born 24th Feb. 1734; Robert, 
born 25th March 1740. [Tombst. \ 

JAMES ERSKINE of Shielfield, son of 

1774 preceding ; trans, from Kirkton ; 

pres. by George III. 14th Jan., and 

! adm. 29th July 1774; trans, to Lessudden 

[St. Hoswells] llth May 17S6. 

JAMES HAY, a native of Banffshire ; 
1786 -^^ (K in g s College, Aberdeen, 
1772) ; ord. to Ettrick 6th May, and 
trans, to Kirkton 23rd Sept. 1785 ; pres. by 
George III. 1st July, trans, and adm. 22nd 
Sept. 1786 ; he retired in 1801 in ill- 
health, but recovered, and resumed duty 
in 1812, when his assistant and successor 
was trans, to Langholm: died 17th May 
1825, aged 73. He marr. 26th July 1785, 
Arabella (died 6th Feb. 1793), daugh. of 
John Douglas, min. of Jedburgh, and had 
issue Beatrix, born 28th April 1786 (marr. 
John Jamieson), died 24th Feb. 1845 ; 
William, born 31st May 1787; Janet, 
born 10th March 1790; John, born 24th 
June 1791, died 6th April 1806. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (Sinclair s 
8tat. Ace., xi.). [Tombst.] 

1801 ^ eor 8 e HI- ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 25th Nov. 1801 ; trans, 
to Langholm 6th Nov. 1812. 

1826 April 1786, son of Abraham N., min. 
of Middlebie : educated at L T niv. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
26th March 1811 ; became a teacher of 
Oriental languages; pres. by George IV. 
14th June 1825; ord. 21st April 1826; 
dem. 30th Oct. 1844; died 7th Nov. 1861. 
He marr. 6th Sept. 1825, Christina Thom 
son, Montrose (died 30th Oct. 1849), and 
had issue Elizabeth Broun, born 17th Oct. 
1826 (marr. 27th June 1856, James Ogilvie, 
D.D., missionary of the Church of Scot 
land at Calcutta), died at Portobello, 15th 
Feb. 1911 ; Alexander, born 17th July 1828, 
died at Melbourne, 1861 ; Abraham, S.S.C., 
Edinburgh, born 25th Dec. 1830, died 7th 
Feb. 1897; David Thomson, born 5th Jan. 
1834, died at Calcutta, 20th Aug. 1867 ; 
Christina, born 18th Dec. 1835, died 6th 
July 1851 ; Euphemia Duncan, born llth 




May 1838 (marr. 12th June 1862, William 
Stuart Sutherland, writer, Edinburgh). 


born Cash, Strathmiglo, Fife, llth 
Oct. 1817, son of Charles Kinnear 
G. and Christian Baxter; M.A. (St Andrews 
1840) ; ord. to Garelochhead 25th Oct. 1844; 
trans, and adm. 15th Aug. 1845 : died 30th 
June 1886. He marr. 20th June 1877, 
Isabella (died 3rd June 1907), daugh. of 
Horatius Blair, writer, Glasgow. Publica 
tion- -XermoH [OH the Death of Allan Eliott 
Lockhartof Borthwickbrae] (Hawick 1878). 

MERCER HALL, born Galashiels, 13th 
Aug. 1855, fifth .son of John H., 
builder, and Isabella Matthew ; edu 
cated at Galashiels Academy, Abbey Park 
School, Univs. of St Andrews and Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Selkirk ; assistant 
at St Mark s, Dundee ; ord. to Careston, 
Forfarshire, 18th March 1886; trans, and 
adm. 24th Feb. 1887. 

AENEAS EDE M INNES, born Bower, 
Caithness, 15th Jan. 1861, son of 
Angus M., schoolmaster, and Char 
lotte Brown : educated at Bower School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1884); 
licen. by Presb. of Caithness June 1887 ; 
assistant at Selkirk ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 16th May 1894. Marr. 22nd June 
1904, Kate, daugh. of George Spackman. 


[The church of Lessudden, dedicated to 
St Mary, belonged to the Abbey of Dry- 
burgh. In it was an altar of St Margaret 
the Virgin, and near the church was St 
Margaret s Croft. In 1652 the parish 
church was removed from Lessudden to St 
Bosel s village, where it took the place of 
an earlier chapel of that saint. Near this 
village are St Boswell s Well, St Boswell s 
Burn, St Boswell s Lands, and St Boswell s 
Green. There was also St Cuthbert s Well. 
On the Green St Boswell s Fair is held in 
summer. The spelling Boswell is quite 

JOHN TURNBULL, reader in 1576; 
1576 died in 1585. 

THOMAS MOFFAT, perhaps reader 
at Linton in 1571 ; pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. llth Sept. 

1585 ; deprived prior to 7th April 1596 

for non-residence. 

DAVID FORSYTH, reader at Coldin^- 

ham, 1571 ; adm. to Bolton in 1580 ; 

trans, to Polwarth before 1585 ; trans. 

to Legerwood in 1592 ; trans, and adm. in 

1593, when Smailholm also was under his 

charge; died llth May 1594. He marr. 

Mary Sanderson, who survived him. [Jtey. 


ALLAN LUX DIE, M.A. : pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 7th April 
1596; trans, to Hassendean in 1610. 

DAVID UNIS [UNES, UNS], adm. (by 
1Q13 the Synod at Peebles) April 1613 ; 
pres. by James VI. 14th June 1614 ; 
died in 1618. [Re<j. 8ec. Si<j. ; Tombst.~\ 


Thomas D., min. of Bowden ; adm. 

to Bowden after 28th Oct. 1617 : 

trans, and adm. (at Peebles) 5th May 

1618 ; still min. 14th June 1654. He marr. 

Margaret (died between 5th Jan. 1630 and 

6th July 1631), sister of William Riddell 

of Graitlaws, and had issue Andrew, min. 

of Maxton ; Thomas, apprentice to James 

Johnston, wright, Edinburgh, 17th Dec. 1628. 


JOHN SOMERVILLE, said to have 
been descended from the Somer- 
villes of Cambusnethan ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh) ; min. in 1662 ; died after 7th Feb. 
1674. He marr. Esther Scougall, who sur 
vived him, and had issue Janet. [Afernorie 
of the Somervil/es ; Mel rose Regality Records 
(Scot. Hist. Soc.), ii., 361 ; G. R. .S as., 
xxix., 11.] 

ROBERT ELLIOT, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1676 1668); min. in 1676; cited before 
Privy Council, 10th Nov. 1681, for 
dissuading the magistrates of Selkirk from 
taking the Test ; dep. 27th Aug. 1690 for 
contumacy. [MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; P. C. 
Reg., 3rd ser., iv., 667.] 





(Edinburgh 1070) : called 6th, and 
ord. 30th Oct. 1691 ; died llth Feb. 
1696, aged about 46. He inarr. Janet 
(Jorsan, who died 8th March 1702. 
[Dumfries Sens. Rec."\ 

GEORGE BYRES, son of Thomas B., 

min. of Legerwood ; educated at 

Tniv. of Glasgow: licen. by Presb. 

of Selkirk 10th March, and ord. llth Aug. 

1697 : died 16th Feb. 1730. He marr. 26th 

April 1698, Catherine [or Lilias], daugh. of 

Mark Gordon in Cabertie, and had issue- 

George, his successor ; Lilias (marr. in 1724, 

James Golden, min. of Whitsojae). [Edin. 

Rey. (J/arr.) : Boston s Mem. ; Tombst.] 

GEORGE BYRES, son of preceding: 
licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 1st Dec. 
1724 : pres. by Anne. Duchess of 
Buccleuch, with consent of John Scott, 
younger, of Ancrum ; ord. 24th Sept. 1730. 
Having identified himself with the principles 
and opinions held by John Glas, founder 
of the sect called Glassites in Scotland and 
Sandemanians in England, he dem. 7th 
Nov. 1738. He went to Edinburgh, but 
afterwards removed to Kippilaw in the 
parish of Bowden, where he ministered to 
a small body of Glassites. He marr. 16th 
Nov. 1732, Jean, daugh. of Gabriel Wilson, 
min. of Maxton. and had issue Helen. 
Publication Pamphlet in Defence of 
Sandeman s Letters on Theron and Aspasia. 
[Maii-ton Sess. Rey. : Davidson s Letters ; 
Boston s 

JAMES MASON, pres. by Francis, 
7 Duke of Buccleuch, and ord. 20th 
Sept. 1739 ; trans, to Yarrow 6th 
Nov. 1753. 

ROBERT GILL AN, ord. by Presb. of 

Stirling, 5th July 1753, collegiate 

min. of the High Meeting, Berwick - 

on-Tweed ; called 10th, and adm. 22nd 

April 1754 ; died 5th Aug. 1785. He marr. 

llth Oct. 1757, Mary Ellies, who died 21st 

Jan. 1807, and had issue Thomas, born 

24th Dec. 1758 ; Mary Anne, born 22nd 

Dec. 1759 ; Robert, min. of Hawick ; 

Margaret, born 4th Oct. 1763 (marr. 

George Thomson, min. of Melrose) ; John, 
born 22nd Oct. 1767 : Joseph, born 20th 
Aug. 1769. 

JAMES ERSKINE, seventh of Shiel- 
1786 field, parish of Channelkirk, bapt. 
28th July 1731, son of Henry E., 
min. of Roberton : educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 20th 
May 1757 ; preacher at Caerlanrig Chapel 
[Teviothead] ; ord. to Kirkton 2nd May 
1764 ; trans, to Roberton 29th July 1774 ; 
pres. by Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, 23rd 
Jan., trans, and adm. llth May 1786 : died 
27th Oct. 1788. He marr. 2nd Sept. 1768, 
Henrietta (died 9th Aug. 1818, aged 79), 
daugh. of Charles Scott of Goldielands, and 
had issue Henry, lieut.-colonel, eighth of 
Shielfield, born 6th Oct. 1769, died 9th 
Nov. 1812 ; Charles, writer, Melrose, ninth 
of Shielfield, born 12th Aug. 1770, died 
26th Jan. 1825 : Patrick, surgeon, Edin 
burgh, born 12th March 1772 ; Christian, 
born 20th Aug. 1773 ; Janet, born 13th Nov. 
1778, died 5th Jan. 1785 : William Ogilvy 
(twin), licentiate of the Church, afterwards 
surveyor of taxes at Haddington. 


JOHN SCADE, ord. 7th May 1789 ; died 
2nd Feb. 1810, aged 60. He marr. 
20th March 1809, his housekeeper, 
Helen Marjoribanks, out of gratitude for 
her kindness and in order that she might 
get the benefit of the Widows Fund. She 
died without issue, 6th March 1853, aged 
75. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., x.). [Tombst.] 


PETER CRAW, tutor in the family of 
Robert Veitch of Hawthornbank ; 
licen. by Presb. of Haddington 7th 
Sept. 1802; pres. by Henry, Duke of 
Buccleuch, 19th June, and ord. 20th Sept. 
1810 ; died 21st March 1834, aged 59. He 
marr. (1) 28th Aug. 1811, Margaret (died 
13th May 1813), second daugh. of Richard 
Brown of Wylam : (2) 8th Nov. 1825, 
Elizabeth (died 10th Jan. 1835), youngest 
daugh. of William Dunbar, Forres, and 
had issue James, born 15th Jan. 1827. 
Publication Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace., iii.). 




GEORGE RITCHIE, M.A. ; pres. by 
1834 Walter Francis, Duke of Buccleuch ; 
ord. 7th Aug. 1834 ; trans, to Jed- 
burgh 21st Sept. 1843. 

1844 t ma i n 1800, son of James 8. ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by of Peebles ; pres. by Walter, 
Duke of Buccleuch, and ord. 21st June 
1844: died 20th Feb. 1865. He marr. 1st 
Dec. 1847, Constantia (died 8th July 1875), 
daugh. of Joseph Williamson, Clerk of 
Teinds, and had issue James, born 21st 
June 1849, went to Buenos Ayres ; Joseph 
Williamson, iron merchant, Glasgow, born 
29th Oct. 1850. 

1865 M.A. ; ord. 20th July 1865 ; trans. 
to St Paul s Parish, Greenock, 24th 
Dec. 1878. 

ROBERT FISHER, born Dundee, 1st 
79 March 1834, son of George F. and 
Mary Davidson ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Dundee 
in 1859 ; tutor at Madras College, St An 
drews, and headmaster of Meadowside 
Academy, Dundee : ord. to-Carnoustie 26th 
Jan. 1860 ; trans, and adm. 17th June 1879 ; 
died at \ r entnor, Isle of Wight, 18th Feb. 
1901. He marr. 1st July 1857, Penelope 
Matthew (died 5th Nov. 1884), daugh. of 
William White, St Andrews, and had issue 
William White, B.A., rector of Balling- 
hatn-eum-Bolstone, Herefordshire, born 18th 
April 1858 ; Mary Jane, born 21st April 
1859, died 4th April 1879 ; Robert George, 
teacher of music, born 7th Jan. 1861, died 
17th Nov. 1916 ; Frederick Alexander, rail 
way engineer, Argentina, born 18th July 
1863 ; Annie Adamson Forsyth, born 20th 
Aug. 1864, died at Cannes 8th Dec. 1905; 
Eliza Adamson, born 10th Jan. 1866 ; 
Thomas Knox, min. of the Presbyterian 
Church of America, born 20th Jan. 1867, 
died 25th Nov. 1910. 

B.D. ; trans, from Slamannan ; adm. 
16th July 1891 : trans, to Titwood 
Parish, Glasgow, 2nd March 1897. 


18g7 born Glasgow, 3rd April 1856, son 
of William W. ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Glasgow : M.A. (1879), 
B.D. (1882): licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
14th June 1882 ; ord. missionary to Madras 
(by Presb. of Dumbarton) 21st Aug. 
1883 : adm. to Renton 18th Oct. 1887 ; 
trans, and adm. 15th July 1897. Marr. 
12th July 1888. Elizabeth Robertson Steel, 
daugh. of Alexander Fisher, and has issue 
William, born 2nd Oct. 1889, died 17th 
March 1891 ; Alexander Fisher, B.Sc., 
trooper Lothians and Border Horse, born 
18th Feb. 1892 ; Henry Steel, born 23rd 
Sept. 1896; Mary Elizabeth Cockburn, 
born 7th March 1901. 


[Called of old Shielkirk or Scheleskirk. 
The church, dedicated to St Mary, belonged 
to the Abbey of Kelso. 

In the twelfth century the parish church 
was known as the Abbot s Kirk, to distin 
guish it from the King s Kirk, this being 
the name given to the new Tironensian 
Monastery of St John founded here by 
David I. This latter foundation was 
suppressed in 1128, and its revenues given 
to the Abbey of Kelso then founded. 

Near the town, and within the parish, 
were St Helen s Loch and St Helen s 
Shaw. Selkirk had a fair of St Laurence.] 

JOHN SCOTT, M.A. ; exhorter here, 
1568 and at Ettrick and Rankilburn. 

1574 1574 to 1580. 


JOHN SCOTT, M.A. above noticed, 
is mentioned as " min. at Selkirk :> 
in 1576. 

, cor . as min. in 1580 ; trans, to Liberton 


prior to 1585. 

JOHN SMYTH, M.A., : min. in 1585 ; 
St Mary of the Lowes, Ettrick, and 
Rankilburn were also under his 

care in 1685 ; trans, to Mertoun about 

12th Oct. 1586. 





JOHN WELCH, M.A. ; min. in 1589 ; 
1589 trans, to Kirkcudbright in 1594. 

PATRICK SHAW, son of John S. and 
grandson of Sir James S. of Sauchie ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 12th Aug. 1591); 
was on the Exercise, Presb. of Edinburgh, 
24th July 1593 ; pres. by James VI. to 
the vicarage of Greenock Nov. 1593 ; min. 
of this charge in 1596. He signed the 
Protestation for the Liberties of the Kirk 
27th June 1617 ; was a member of Assembly 
in 1618 ; dem. before 4th April 1634 ; died 
before 25th July 1646. He marr., and had 
issue John, min. here in 1624 ; Adam, 
died 1648 ; James, merchant and burgess 
of Edinburgh, apprenticed to David M Call, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 14th Oct. 1629 ; 
Marion ; Grizel (marr., cont. 21st May 
1640, John, son of John Fletcher ; mer 
chant and burgess of Edinburgh; a 
daugh. (marr. James Elliot). [Douglas s 
Baronage ; Reg. Assig. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Edin. Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 3162 ; 
Wodroiv MSS. ; Bannatyne MisceU., iii. ; 
Reg. of Deeds, dxlii., 26.] 

THOMAS WILKIE, reader, probably 
1627 afterwards min. of Lilliesleaf. 

JOHN SHAW, eldest son of Patrick S., 
min. in 1596; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
23rd July 1631); pres. by Charles 
I. 4th April 1634. He was confined to 
the parish in 1662, and accused before 
the Privy Council, 14th July 1663, "of 
turbulent and seditious carriage." The 
parish was vacant from 12th Nov. 1664 
to 2nd Feb. 1666. He marr. (cont. llth 
Aug. 1636), Anna, daugh. of Sir John 
Murray of Philiphaugh, who had sasine with 
him of the lands of Eastmains of Selkirk, 
called St Helen s Shaw, 13th Sept. 1661 ; 
and had issue Patrick, M.D.; Gideon, 
apprentice to David French, bookseller, 
Edinburgh, 5th Sept. 1660 ; John ; James ; 
Jean (marr. John Pringle, min. of Fogo). 
[Douglas s Baronage, 212 ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Wodrow MSS. ; New Gen. Reg. of Sas., ii. ; 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 3162, 3457, 7958.] 

JAMES CRAIG, M.A. ; trans, from 
Hoddam ; adm. after 2nd Feb. 1666 ; 


trans, to Tranent 6th Oct. 1676. 

Andrews 1645) ; adm. to Sorbie 
before 17th May 1665 ; trans, in 

1678 ; was still min. 3rd Sept. 1682, but the 

date of his death is unknown. He marr. 

(name unknown), and had issue Robert ; 

Alexander, served heir 25th July 1688 ; 

Jean (marr. Andrew Mitchell, min. of 

Newbattle). [Kelso Sess. Reg. ; Inq. Ret. 

Gen., 6927.] 

ANRIAS], son of Thomas C., min. 
of Kinnaird ; was a distinguished 
student at the Univ. of St Andrews 
previous to 1659, and entered on trials for 
license before the Presb. of Perth 14th Jan. 
1671, but went to Rome, where he entered 
the Roman Church. On his return to 
Scotland he was employed as a teacher in 
the Presb. of St Andrews in 1681, and 
petitioned to be again received into com 
munion with the Reformed Church. The 
Presb. admitted him, 15th Jan 1682, after 
he had discoursed at great length on the 
temptations he was under to make defec 
tion, and the motives, convictions, and 
inducements that made him "nauseat" 
Romanism. He was licen. 24th Oct. 1683 ; 
pres. by James VII. 20th Feb., and adm. 
before 29th May 1685 ; D.D. (St Andrews 
1686). He was accused before the Privy 
Council, 17th Sept. 1689, of not reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates and pray 
ing that God would restore James VII. 
These charges were found not proven, and 
he was acquitted ; but later he abandoned 
his pastoral work, and the parish was de 
clared vacant 23rd Oct. 1691. In Jan. 
1692 he was one of a considerable number 
who petitioned the General Assembly to 
be received into communion, but without 
i effect. He went to England and became 
; rector of Abington, Cambridgeshire, where 
I he died. He marr. Anne Erskine, second 
I daugh. of James, Earl of Buchan. Publi 
cations A Discourse representing the suf 
ficient Manifestation of the Will of God 
to His Church in all its several Periods 
and Dispensations (Edinburgh, 1684) ; 
Rome s Additions to Christianity shoivn 
to be Inconsistent with the True Design of 




so Spiritual a Religion (Edinburgh, 1686) ; 
A tiermon preached at Edinbwyh on the 
Anniversary of the Martyrdom of King 
Charley I. (Edinburgh, 1689); A Scourge 
for the Presbyter s Back. [Wodrow s 
Anal, and Corresp. ; FountainhaU s Diary ; 
Keith s Catal. ; J//V. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; 
Shaw s Moray : Doivjlas Peerage, {.] 

GEORGE HOME, M.A. : called 3rd 
1Q94 Aug., and ord. 25th Sept. 1694; 
trans, to Abbey St Bathans 28th 
Feb. 1699. 

WILLIAM M GHIE, brother of James 
17oo M., merchant, Edinburgh : M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 26th Aug. 1693) ; called 
25th Oct. 1699; ord. 12th Jan. 1700; died 
30th April 1725, aged about 52. He raarr. 
Aug. 1708, Rachel Dunbar, who died at 
Edinburgh, Xov. 1737, and had issue- 
William ; Margaret ; Elizabeth (marr., pro. 
4th March 1739, Adolphus Hay, writer, 
Edinburgh). [Edin. Texts.; Boston s J/ew.] 

DAVID BROWX, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1726 7th July 1698) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Chirnside 31st Oct. 1704 : ord. to 
Greenlaw 4th June 1707 ; trans, to Gordon 
25th Nov. 1708; pres. by John, Duke of 
Roxburghe, Oct. 1725; trans, and adm. 5th 
May 1726. He was the bearer of a message 
from the Presb. to the General Assembly 
of 1733 that the four brethren [the founders 
of the Secession Church] should be reponed 
to their charges. He died 12th March 1753. 
He marr. (1) (pro. 8th Feb. 1708), Christian 
Henderson, widow of William Archibald, 
writer, Edinburgh, and had issue William, 
min. of Maxton : (2) 24th Nov. 1738, Janet 
Scott, and had issue Mary, born 24th Sept. 
1 739 (raarr. Dec. 1 758, Andrew Wight, far 
mer, Ormiston) ; David. [Boston s Mem.] 

WILLIAM TROTTER, licen. by Presb. 
1754 of Earlston 4th Nov. 1735 ; assistant 
at Kelso ; pres. to Second Charge, 
Culross, 1st May 1747, but the Presb. 
refused to appoint him. An appeal 
followed to the Court of Session, who 
sustained the Patron s right to the stipend, 
26th June 1751. He was ord., 15th Sept. 

1749, to a Presbyterian congregation at 
South Shields : was pres. to this parish by 
Robert, Duke of Roxburghe, Aug. 1753; 
adm. 23rd July 1754; died 4th Sept. 1771. 
He marr. (1) 27th Jan. 1755, Elizabeth 
Mackill, who died 24th Nov. 1763 : (2) 
28th Sept. 1764, Janet (died at Kelso, 19th 
Feb. 1804), daugh. of John Thomson, feuar, 
Kelso. [Acts of Ass., 1748; Scots May., 
xiii. ; Morren s Ann., i., 52.] 

1772 brother of James R., min. of Ratho ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith ; pres. 
by John, Duke of Roxburghe, 18th Nov. 
1771 ord. 8th May 1772 ; died 5th Sept. 
1805. He marr. 18th Jan. 1776, Robina 
Lang, Broomhill, who died at Edinburgh, 
.?./;., 16th Nov. 1812. Publication Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair s Sfat. Ace., ii.). 

JOHN CAMPBELL, born 4th June 
1806 1 "^ 8 son ^ William C., min. of 
Lilliesleaf ; licen. by Presb. of Sel 
kirk 1st April 1800 ; pres. by James, Duke 
of Roxburghe, 1st Oct. 1805 ; ord. 18th April 
1806; died at Bridge of Allan, 23rd April 
1857. I To marr. 15th Dec. 1809, Jane 
(died 22nd Nov. 1873), daugh. of Richard 
SherrifF, farmer, Lugate, Stow. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (Xew Stat, 
Ace., iii.). 

1857 Dec. 1832, son of James F., LL.D., 
min. of Alford ; educated at Clatt 
School, Grammar School and Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1850) : taught 
Natural History Class in Aberdeen Univ. 
in 1852 ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen May 
1854 ; assistant at West Parish, Aberdeen, 
and at St Luke s, Edinburgh ; pres. by 
James Henry Robert, Duke of Roxburghe ; 
ord. 17th Sept. 1857 ; president of Berwick 
shire Naturalists Club in 1882; clerk of 
Presb. 1887-1899; D.D. (Aberdeen 1887); 
clerk of Synod 1889-1899 ; died at Corstor- 
phine, 25th April 1906. He marr. llth 
Sept. 1860, Martha, daugh. of Alexander 
Hector, writer, Edinburgh, and had issue- 
Margaret, born 29th June 1862; Helen 
Taylor, born 13th July 1863, died 9th 




Oct. 1863 ; Agnes, born 17th June 1865 ; 
Mary Helen, born 22nd July 1866, died 
3rd Dec. 1876. Publications Contribu 
tions to History of Eenvickshire Naturalists 
Club, vols. viii., ix. ; Presidential Address, 
vol. x. [Obituary notice, Hist. Ber. Nat. 
Club, vol. xix.] 


GEORGE LAWSON, born Kintore, 
Aberdeenshire, 19th Aug. 1859, son 
of Francis L. ; educated at parish 
schools of Kintore, Echt, Skene, and Kin- 
nellar, Grammar School and Univ. of 
Aberdeen; MA. (1882); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 5th May 1885; assistant at 
West Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. to Forglen 
20th Sept. 1888 ; trans, and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 12th Oct. 1899. Marr. 12th 
Feb. 1890, Annie Strahan, daugh. of John 
Black, LL.D., Professor of Humanity in 
Uriiv. of Aberdeen. 


[Called of old St Mary of the Lowes 
and St Mary of the Forest. The church, 
dedicated to St Mary, belonged to the 
Abbey of Dryburgh. In 1640 it was re 
moved eight miles down the water of 
Yarrow to the place now known as Yarrow 

There were ancient chapels at Deuchar 
and Kirkhope, also the Chapel and Well of 
St Philip at the Catslacknowe. The church 
of Yarrow was restored in 1906.] 

James VI. to the vicarage pension 
ary 12th Feb. 1577 ; still vicar 28th 
Dec. 1594. [Reg. of Deeds, xlviii., 280.] 

JAMES SCOTT, MA. (Edinburgh, 28th 
July 1599) ; he was suspected by the 
Presb., 4th Oct. 1608, " of being our 
guid an companion in drinking and beir- 
ing company both in Edinburgh and at 
home, as negligent in discipline, and in 
using of his buik, and preparing of his 
pepil. The brethern commends he be not 
offensive in tym coming or else they will 
proceed against him." He was also 
admonished 2nd Sept. 1610, having 

" never administered the communion, and 
that he be grave in his behaviour." He 
was non-resident 13th Nov. 1618, and as 
"it cannot be mendit, he is exhorted to 
use diligence, and to find the nearest 
roume for remaining among his people/ 
He died in 1634, aged about 55. He 
marr. and had issue William. [Reg. 
Assvj. ; Reg. Sec. Si<j. ; Rey. of Deeds, 
ccccxxxviii., 56.] 

.JAMES FISHER, adm. to Southdean 
26th Sept. 1626; pres. by Charles 
I. 7th Jan. 1635; died in 1640. 
[Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Old Dec., ii., iii.] 

WILLIAM ELLIOT, brother of Thomas 
E. in Borthwickshiels ; MA. (St An 
drews, llth May 1637) ; pres. by 
Charles I. 20th Jan., and adm. 16th June 
1641 ; not conforming to Episcopacy, he 
was confined to his parish in 1662, and 
j was granted indulgence in 1679 ; died Nov. 
1685, aged about 68. [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Jedburgh Presb. Reg. ; Wodrow s Hist., 
iii., 156 ; Livingston s Life ; Peebles Tests.] 


JOHN CLAPPERTON, son of John C., 
min. of Ednam ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
July 1642) ; adm. to Yetholm in 
1662 ; pres. by Charles II. 21st Nov. 1665 ; 
trans, and adm. after 13th Feb. 1666 ; died 
in 1679, aged about 57. He marr. Margaret 
Learrnonth, and had issue Samuel, dead 
in 1674 ; John ; Richard ; Thomas ; James ; 
Jean ; Margaret ; Elizabeth. [Min.-book 
Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Kelso and Peebles Presb. 
Regs.; Inq. Ret. Gen., 8103, 8104; G. R. 
Inhib., 1st Dec. 1674.] 

JAMES MURRAY, M.A. (Glasgow 1665) ; 

adm. to Borgue before 5th Oct. 1669 ; 

pres. by Charles II. 28th June 1679 ; 
adm. in 1680. He was accused before the 
Privy Council, 17th Sept. 1689, of neither 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates 
nor praying for William and Mary, but 
was acquitted. He was afterwards outed 
by the rabble 3rd July 1691. He marr., 
and had issue Anne (marr. 17th Nov. 
1732, James Wight, dyer, Edinburgh). 
Reg. Sec. Sig.] 




ROBERT WYLLIE, M.A. ; ord. (at 
1690 Whitehope) 5th Feb., and trans, to 
Ashkirk 3rd April 1690. 


JOHN RUTHERFORD, born 1641, son 
of John R,, tacksman of Grundis- 
nock, and Isabella Ker (descended 
from the Ferniherst family); licen. by 
Presb. of Selkirk ; master of the Grammar 
School of Selkirk about 1680; ord. 30th 
Sept. 1691 ; died 8th May 1710. He marr. 
Christian, grand -daugli. of John Shaw, 
min. of Selkirk, and had issue Robert, 
died aged 4 ; John, M.D., Professor of 
the Practice of Medicine in Univ. of 
Edinburgh (maternal grandfather of Sir 
Walter Scott), born 1st Aug. 1695, died 8th 
March 1779 ; Jean, bapt. 5th Sept. 1693 ; 
died unmarr. ; Anne (marr. William Scott 
of Whythaugh). [Jlannatyne Jfiscell. ; 
Tombst. ; Boston s Memoirs ; Lockhart s 
Life of Scott ; Chambers^ Journal, 1902.] 

1711 ^f rn i n g Lecturers in Edinburgh ; 
called 4th Oct. 1710; ord. 25th 
April 1711 ; died 17th Jan. 1753. He 
marr. (1) Dec. 1717, Euphan, daugh. of 
James Mure of Roddans, Co. Down : 
(2) 4th Nov. 1742, Isobel (died at Glasgow, 
22nd Jan. 1789, aged 69), daugh. of Archi 
bald Lundie, min. of Saltoun, and had 
issue Archibald, born 15th March 1745 ; 
Jean, born 16th March 1746 (marr. pro. 
13th June 1788, John Agur, brickmaker, 
Glasgow) ; Robina. born 16th Oct. 1749. 

JAMES MASON, licen. by Presb. of 

Kelso 2nd March 1736; ord. to 

St Boswells 20th Sept. 1739 ; called 

27th June, pres. by George II. 13th Feb., 

trans, and adm. 6th Nov. 1753 ; died 12th 

Jan. 1764. He marr. 26th June 1744, 

Elizabeth Kirkwood, who died 2nd April 

1801, and had issue George, born 10th 

April 1745 ; Jean and Isabel (twins), born 

10th Jan. 1747 ; James, born 16th Nov. 1748. 

JAMES LORIMER, licen. by Presb. of 

17Q5 Lanark 20th Sept. 1738; ord. to 

Mouswald 2nd May 1748 ; pres. by 

George III. 23rd Feb. 1764 ; trans, and 

adm. 6th Feb. 1765 ; D.D. (Edinburgh, 

18th July 1771); died 21st Nov. 1775. 
He marr. (1) 30th June 1741, Elizabeth 
Oswald, who died 19th Oct. 1752, and had 
issue Janet, born 23rd Nov. 1743, died 
20th Sept. 1746; Helen, born 3rd Oct. 
1745, died 24th Sept. 1746 ; Elizabeth, born 
1st Nov. 1746 (marr., pro. 29th May 1768, 
William Hunter, merchant, Dumfries) ; 
Oswald, born 5th Feb. 1748 : (2) 21st June 
1757, Jean (died 20th Jan. 1781), daugh. of 
John Sibbald, writer, and widow of Stephen 
Paton, min. of Newlands, and had issue 
James, born 3rd Sept. 1758. Publication 
The Duty of Hohliwj the Faith, a sermon 
(Edinburgh, 1773). 

ROBERT CRAMOND, born 1741 ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kelso; ord. min. of a 
Presbyterian congregation at Etal, North 
umberland, 22nd May 1765; D.D. (Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen, 8th Sept. 1774); 
pres. by George III. 26th Jan., and adm. 
12th June 1776 ; died 14th Feb. 1791. He 
marr. (1) 4th June 1765, Ann Wood, who 
died 7th April 1767, and had issue Ann 
Alison, born 17th April 1766 : (2) 6th 
Sept. 1769, Isabella Young, and had issue- 
Margaret, born 6th Aug. 1770 ; Jean, born 
15th June 1772 ; Isabella Liddel, born 22nd 
Sept. 1775 (marr. 23rd July 1802, Richard 
Young, brewer, Edinburgh). [Tombst. ; 
M Guffie s The Priests of Etal.] 

ROBERT RUSSELL, born West Den- 
muir, Fife, 1766, son of James R., 
farmer, and Isabella Meldrum, 
brought up by an uncle, James Dall, 
farmer, Priestfield, Cults ; educated 
privately, and at Univs. of Edinburgh 
and St Andrews ; M.A. (St Andrews 
1785); tutor in the families of Spottis- 
wood of Dunipace, and the Hon. Charles 
Napier of Merchiston Hall, Falkirk ; licen. 
by Presb. of Linlithgow 18th June 1788; 
pres. by Francis, Lord Napier, 5th Feb., 
and ord. to Ettrick 6th May 1790; pres. 
by George III. ; trans, and adm. 1st Sept. 
1791 ; chaplain to the Lord High Com 
missioner to the General Assembly 1805-41 ; 
D.D. (Edinburgh, 3rd April 1811); died 
FATHER OF THE SYNOD, 18th March 1847. 




During his incumbency he was never con 
fined to bed for an entire day ; he was 
only two Sundays out of church, and no 
doctor ever prescribed for him till three 
days before his death. From his robust 
and handsome appearance he was jocularly 
known in his youth as " the beauty of holi 
ness. He bequeathed 100 for religious 
instruction of the young in the parish. 
He marr. 30th Nov. 1803, Agnes (born 
30th July 1771, died 2nd Oct. 1843), 
seventh daugh. of Walter Turnbull, Firth, 
Roxburghshire, and had issue Dorothea, 
born 31st Aug. 1804 (marr. George Ballan- 
tyne. farmer, Whitehope), died 15th Nov. 
1834 ; James, D.D., his successor ; Walter, 
born 12th May 1811, died 23rd May 1842. 
Publications Accounts of Ettrick and of 
Yarrow (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iii., vii.). 
[Conolly s Eminent Ifen of Fife-, James 
Russell s Reminiscences of Yarrow ; Mrs 
Garden s Memoir of James IJoyg : Craig- 
Brown s Selkirkshire. } 

JAMES RUSSELL, born 1st Dec. 
1841 1809, son of preceding ; educated at 
Yarrow School and Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 28th 
June 1831 ; assistant to his father 1831-41 ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 6th July 1841 ; 
chaplain to the Lord High Commissioner, 
1847-51, 1853-57, 1860-83; D.D. (Edin 
burgh 1878) ; died 9th Jan. 1883. He marr. 
4th March 1851, Janet Margaret, daugh. of 
John Shand, W.S., Edinburgh, and had 
issue Robert, born 26th Feb. 1852 ; Isa 
bella Lister, born 10th Sept. 1853, died 
25th Dec. 1859 : John Harvey Shand, 
divinity student, born 3rd March 1861, 
died at Lewinshope, 3rd July 1884. Pub 
lications The Sleep of the Believer, a 
sermon (1857) ; Reminiscences of Yarrow 
(Edinburgh, 1886 ; 2nd ed., Selkirk, 1894) ; 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace. of 
Scotland, iii.). [In Memoriam, private 
circulation, 1883 ; supplementary chapters 
in Reminiscences, 1894.] 

ROBERT BORLAND, born Dalserf, 
188S 20th March 1849, son of Robert B. 
and Margaret Kissock ; educated at 
Stonehouse Parish School and Univ. of 
Glasgow : ord. min. of the Evangelical 
Union congregation, Langholm, 16th Oct. 
I 1873 ; min. of the Evangelical Union con- 
1 gregation, Kilmarnock, 1877. Joined the 
Church of Scotland and adm. to the status 
of a licentiate in 1880 ; ord. to Ladhope 
2nd March 1882 ; trans, and adm. 14th 
June 1883: D.D. (Glasgow 1909): died 
19th June 1912. He marr. 13th June 1882, 
Annie, daugh. of Andrew Haddon, Honey- 
burn. Publications Ten Days in Xoriraii 
(Kilmarnock, 1887); Yarrow: it* Poetx 
ami Poetry (Dalbeattie, 1890; 2nd ed., 
Galashiels, 1908); A Word in .SV .so/? (private 
circulation, Selkirk, 1895); Border Raich 
and Reivers (Dalbeattie, 1898 ; 2nd ed., 
1910) ; edited James Hoyy, the Ettrick 
Shepherd (Memorial vol. ; Selkirk, 1898) : 
"The Ecclesiology of Yarrow" (Trans. 
Scot. Eccles. Soc., 1906); "The Religious 
i Significance of Yarrow" (The Guide, Feb. 
1906). [ The Bonier Magazine, May 


1912 PATRICK, born Hamilton, 18th 

March 1859, son of Roger K. of 

| Lagganlees (grandson of Sir James Kirk- 
patrick of Closeburn, fourth baronet), and 
Isabella Margaret, daugh. of Joseph 

i Kirkpatrick of St Cross, Newport, Isle 
of Wight ; educated at Academy and 
Gilbertfiekl House, Hamilton, and Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (1878), B.D. (1881); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh; assistant 
at Langholm and Govan ; ord. to Dal 
beattie 18th Feb. 1886; trans, to Jed- 
burgh 22nd Oct. 1896 ; trans, to Govan 
29th June 1899 ; trans, and adm. 22nd 
Nov. 1912. Publication The Ministry of 
Dr John Macleod in the Parish of Govan 
[Macleod Memorial Lecture] (Edinburgh, 


[THE RECORDS begin 14th April 1691.] 


[The General Assembly resolved to erect this Court in April 1581, but the Presbytery 
does not appear till 26th Sept. 1638, when commissioners were elected for the coming 
Assembly. The Presbytery Register commences 23rd June 1701. The first volume 
which was recovered out of a snuff-shop, is very imperfect, only a hundred and 
eighteen leaves remaining out of a hundred and eighty-seven. Blanks occur after 
wards from 26th May 1706 to 17th March 1708, from 30th March 1718 to 4th Nov. 
1730, from 1st July 1746 to 26th Oct. 1747, from 13th April to 3rd Aug. 1773, and 
from 7th Aug. 1781 to 1st Oct. 1782.] 


[These parishes were united in 1609. On 
the 7th of July 1300, Edward I. of England, 
on his way to the siege of Caerlaverock 
Castle, made offerings at the altars of St 
Nicholas and St Thomas the Martyr in the 
church of Applegarth. St Thomas was 
the Saint of the day, and St Nicholas may 
have been the patron of the church. There 
was a chapel at Dinwiddie, in the parish of 
Applegarth, also a Well of St Michael. The 
church of Sibbaldbie belonged to the Abbey 
of Jedburgh.] 



reader and 


P arson i n 1585 w ^ 
Tundergarth also in the 

[Reg. Assig.] 

HUMPHREY JARDINE, min. in 1607. 
1607 He had issue ~ George. [P. C. Reg., 
viii., 14 ; Reg. of Deeds, ccccvii., 
23rd June 1628.] 

JOHN YOUNG, brother of James Y., 

"baxter at the West Port of Edin 

burgh 1 ; MA. (St Andrews 1604); 

min. in. 1608; still min. 25th Jan. 1644. 


He marr. (name unknown), and had issue 
John, apprenticed to Thomas Stainhouse, 
baker, Edinburgh, 19th Feb. 1623 ; Grizell 
(marr., cont. 7th Sept. 1646, John Fareis 
in Sibbilbiesyde) ; Elizabeth (marr. George 
Johnston of Girthhead). [Reg. of Deeds, 
cccxxix., 274 ; Reg. Assig. ; Mid-Colder Sess. 
Reg. ; Edin. Apprentice Reg. ; Dumfries 
Sas., 15th Feb. 1639, and 22nd Aug. 1648.] 

1647 drews 1628) ; min. in 1647 ; he con 
formed to Episcopacy ; died 12th 
Dec. 1678, in his 82nd year. He marr. 
Mary Cockburn, who died Jan. 1679, and 
had issue Alexander ; Thomas, his suc 
cessor. [Dumfries Presb. Reg. ; Dumfries 
Tests. ; Commis. to Ass., 1648 ; Tombst. ; 
Wodrow s Hist.} 

THOMAS THOMSON, born 1653, 
younger son of preceding; M.A. 
(Edinburgh 1673); became school 
master of Alloa; passed trials before the 
Presb. of Stirling, and was recommended 
for license 6th March 1678; pres. by 
Arthur, Archbishop of Glasgow, jure 
devoluto in 1682. He was outed in 1689; 




(Hi-rl 24th March 1698. He marr. June 
1697, Marion, daugh. of John Malcolm, 
min. of Holywood, and had issue Thomas. 
[Dumfries Tests. ; Tomhst. ; Rule s Sec. 
Vindication: MS. A< <\ of Min., 1689: 
Morrison s Dec., xii.] 

DUGALD SIMPSON, was a student at 
16g4 the Univ. of Glasgow in 1682 ; adm. 
Sept. 1694 ; died between 25th April 
and 23rd May 1704. He marr. Jan. 1698, 
Jean, daugh. of Alex. Hutchison, min. of 
the Canongate, Edinburgh, and had issue- 
Janet (marr. 12th April 1739, John Wallace, 
surgeon, Edinburgh). [Edin. Re<j. (Marr,).] 

DAVID WIGHTMAN, born 1680, prob- 
17Q6 ably son of Matthew W., merchant 
burgess of Dumfries, and Elizabeth 
Irvine ; MA. (Edinburgh, 17th May 1699); 
ord. to Terregles 23rd Sept. 1702 ; called 
27th Feb., also on 5th March, and adm. 
18th April 1706 ; died 1st Feb. 1748. He 
marr. 20th Aug. 1706, Marian (died llth 
Oct. 1762), daugh. of John Cannon of 
Formiston. Publication Mr Taylor s Case 
Stated, or a Just Reply to a book entitled 
A Vindication of Mr John Taylor, Minister 
of Wamfray (Dumfries, 1718). [Dumfries 
Reg. (Marr.} ; Wodrow s Corresp., iii.] 

EDWARD M WHINNIE, licen. by 
Presb. of Lochmaben, 5th April 1737; 
pres. by the commissioner for Sir 
Alexander Jardine of Applegarth 9th and 
21st June, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
20th Nov. 1746; died 6th Jan. 1776. He 
marr. 7th Aug. 1751, Jean Bell, who died 
30th March 1799, and had issue William, 
born 15th May, died 1st July 1752 ; Janet, 
born 4th Jan. 1754 ; Richard, born 1st 
June 1756 ; Jean, born 15th May 1758, died 
23rd Aug. 1767 ; John, born 27th April 1760, 
died 31st Aug. 1767; Sibella, born 17th 
May 1764 ; Margaret, born 15th June 1766 ; 
Jane, born 9th June 1768. 

ROBERT LITTLE, pres. by the curator 
for George, Marquess of Annandale, 
June 1776 ; ord. 27th March 1777 : 
died 5th Jan. 1803, aged 58. He marr. 9th 
Dec. 1783, Barbara Anne (died at Edin 
burgh, 15th July 1823), daugh. of Matthew 

Cleghorn, min. of Dryfesdale, and had issue 
Margaret, born 7th Oct. 1784 ; Matthew 
William, born 2nd Aug. 1786; William 
Maxwell, born 24th July 1788; Anne, born 
15th, died 24th July 1790 ; Eupham, born 
19th Jan. 1792. [Tvtnbst.] 


1804 ^ res ky ^ ir WiUi am Jardine of 
Applegarth, Bart,, 29th Dec. 1803 ; 
ord. 12th April 1804 ; trans, to Dumfries 
(New Church), 27th Nov. 1806. 

WILLIAM DUNBAR, tutor in the 
1807 family of John M Neill of Colonsay ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dumfries 3rd 
Jan. 1804; pres. by James, Earl of Hope- 
toun, and by Sir William Jardine of 
Applegarth, Bart., in Jan., and ord. 7th 
May 1807; D.D. (St Andrews, 12th Jan. 
1839) ; died 6th Dec. 1861, in his 82nd year. 
He marr. 15th Jan. 1810, Anne (died 18th 
Dec. 1839), fourth daugh. of William Burn- 
side, D.D., min. of Dumfries, and had issue 
Anne Hutton, born 25th Nov. 1810 ; 
Thomas, student of medicine, born 27th 
Nov. 1811, died at Edinburgh, 17th Jan. 
1829; Janet, born 23rd May 1813; William 
Burnside, min. of Glencairn, born 5th April 
1815 ; Mary Taylor, born 30th March 1818 ; 
Robert, born 14th Sept. 1822. Publica 
tions The Natural History of Bees in 
Jardine s Naturalists Library, xxxviii. 
(Edinburgh, 1840); Account of the Parish 
(New Stat. Ace., iv.). 

DAVID LANDALE, born Lindifferon, 
1862 ^onimail) Fife, 20th Jan. 1831, son 
of David L. of Pittachope, Fife, and 
Isobel Russell ; educated at High School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Cupar 8th May 1855 ; ord. to Auchter- 
gaven 10th July 1856 ; trans, and adm. 
19th June 1862; died 28th March 1900. 
He marr. llth Dec. 1862, Margaret Helen 
Hassels (died 1898), daugh. of Sir William 
Jardine of Applegarth, Bart., the naturalist, 
and Jane Home, daugh. of Daniel Lizars, 
Edinburgh, and had issue Jane Jardine, 
born 16th Dec. 1865; David, partner in 
Jardine, Matheson, & Co., born 6th Aug. 
1868; Wellwood Maxwell, nun. of Straiton, 
born 24th June 1870. 




GILCHKIST, bora Arthur s Crag, 
Lanark, 19th Feb. 1871, son of 
Andrew G. and Janet Graham ; educated 
at Lanark School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1894), B.D. (1896); licen. by Presb. 
of Lanark May 1896 ; assistant at St Paul s, 
Glasgow, and at Riccarton, Kilmarnock ; 
ord. 24th Aug. 1900 : chaplain, British Ex 
peditionary Force, France, 1914-16 (Military 
Cross). Marr. 19th Dec. 1900, Agnes Wilson, 
daugh. of Thomas Mitchell and Agnes 
Wilson, and has issue Andrew James 
Graham, born 16th Dec. 1901 ; Agnes 
Wilson, born 2nd Feb. 1903, died 19th Aug. 
1914 : Janet Graham, born llth Dec. 1905 ; 
Thomas Mitchell, born 13th Nov. 1907 ; 
Mary Minto Mitchell (twin), born 13th 
Nov. 1907. 


[The parishes of Meikle and Little Dalt-on 
were finally united in 1633.] 

1567 1567. 

HALBERT WELSH, reader from 1576 
1676 to 1585. 

JOHN HENRYSON, M.A. (St Andrews 
1Q37 1617) ; min. in 1637 ; died before 
8th July 1674. He marr. Elizabeth 
Rome, who died 4th Jan. 1708, and had 
issue James. [Commis. to Ass., 1638 ; 
Mouswald Sess. ; Priv. Seal Eng. Reg., i., 
185 ; Dumfries Reg. (Deaths) ; P. C. Regs., 
3rd series, iv., 612.] 

WILLIAM BO YD, M.A. (Glasgow 1632) ; 
. - ? min. in 1657 ; deprived by Act of 
Parliament llth June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. He marr., 
and had issue Hugh, bapt. 24th Dec. 1657. 
[Wodrow s Hist., i., 326 ; Dumfries Reg, 


JOHN ROWAT, held a bursary in the 

1665 Univ. of Glasgow in 1657 ; was a 

student of theology in 1664 ; probably 

adm. about 1665 ; dem. prior to the Revolu 

tion. [J/S. Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

WILLIAM MILNE, M.A. (King s Col- 
^ e & e Aberdeen, 1650) ; min. in Oct. 

HUGH M HENDRIE, adm. before llth 
Oct. 1694 : dep. in 1696 " for irregu 
larities." He was reponed 30th Jan. 
1699, upon his undertaking to be subject 
to the judicatories of the Church ; app. 3rd 
Feb. following to supply parishes in Angus 
or Perth. Again dep. by the Commission 
of Assembly in 1700, for irregular and 
divisive courses. The Assembly, 15th 
March 1703, refused to annul the sentence 
of the Commission, but recommended all 
Presbyteries south of the Tay to collect 
for his "present necessity." He went to 
England and took orders there. Returning 
to Scotland, he was apprehended in Glasgow 
for celebrating an irregular marriage, when 
he declared himself to belong to the Episco 
pal Communion. [Acts of Ass., 1695-1703 ; 
Wight man s Just Reply. ~\ 

JOHN CARLYLE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
17og 28th June 1697; called Oct. 1702; 
ord. 29th April 1703 : dem. after 
1710. He was curator to Alexander, eldest 
son of James Carlyle, merchant, Glasgow, 
1729 and 1730. [Glasgow Tests.] 

ROBERT KIRKLAND, educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 1st June 1709 ; ord. by 

Presb. of London before 16th April 1712; 

adm. before llth Oct. 1715; dem. 5th 

Aug. 1740. He had issue Robert, buried 

28th May 1716. 

DAVID IMRIE, M.A. ; pres. by the 
trustees of John Carruthers of 
Holmains 16th and 26th Jan., and 

ord. 7th May 1741 ; trans, to St Mungo 

20th June 1751. 

JOHN MARSHALL, called 1st. Feb., 
and ord. 10th May 1753; trans, to 
Tinwald 18th March 1762. 

WILLIAM BRYDEN, born 1735, fifth 
son of Thomas B., merchant, Glas 
gow ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. lay Presb. of Annan 3rd Feb., and 
pres. by John Carruthers of Holmains 30th 





July 1762; ord. 24th March 1763; D.D. 
(Edinburgh, 19th March 1778). In 1782 
a libel embodying various charges was 
raised against him by the heritors, elders, 
and heads of families, which caused a long 
litigation. After B. had made certain 
admissions in regard to his having used 
irreverent language, the Assembly ordered 
him to be admonished. The case against 
him " charged with abandoned profligacy " 
was published in two vols. 2nd Nov. 1782. 
He died llth Aug. 1793. He marr. 7th Aug. 
1 788, Margaret (died 1 7th July 1828), daugh. 
of Thomas Carmichael, writer, Biggar, and 
had issue Thomas, born 8th May 1790. 
Publications The Cause between Patronage 
and Popular Election, decided in the Presb. 
of Friesburgh (Edinburgh, 1769) [a squib 
on the appointment of William Wright to 
New Abbey] ; Piety to God, and Loyalty 
to the King, illustrated and enforced, a 
discourse (Edinburgh, 1778). [Scots Mag., 

1794 P res b- of Lanark 30th March 1785; 
pres. by the commissioner for Charles 
Buncombe, younger, of Buncombe Park, 
Yorkshire, Roger Pettiward, and John 
Gustavus Le Maitre, proprietors of Hoi- 
mains, llth Bee. 1793 ; ord. 8th May 1794 ; 
died 31st Oct. 1800, aged 43. He marr. 
(1) 4th Bee. 1794, Jean (died 29th March 
1795), eldest daugh. of John Newall of 
Barskeoch : (2) 25th Bee. 1798, Nicolas 
(died 23rd Aug. 1847), daugh. of Captain 
William Benholm of Gullyhill, but had no 

JAMES CRIRIE, M.A., born Newabbey, 
1801 April 1^52. After the death of his 
father he was employed as a cattle 
herd, and being fond of reading, was 
encouraged by William Clarke, min. of 
Kirkgunzeon, who gave him books and 
taught him. He became a schoolmaster 
in the parish of Lochrutton ; master of 
the Grammar School of Wigtown May 
1777 ; master of the Grammar School of 
Kirkcudbright Nov. 1781 ; rector of the 
High School of Leith Nov. 1787 (where he 
introduced the Monitorial system) ; and 
one of the masters in the High School of 

Edinburgh 18th March 1795. He gradu 
ated M.A. at Edinburgh Univ. 16th March 
1790, and was licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
30th March 1791. He was pres. to this 
parish by the commissioner for the pro 
prietors of Holmains 22nd April, and ord. 
17th Sept. 1801 ; B.B. (Edinburgh, llth 
March 1802); died 5th Jan. 1835. Being 
an able linguist and a keen antiquary, 
he was Latin secretary to the Society of 
Antiquaries of Scotland from Bee. 1799 
to Nov. 1815. He marr. Janet (died s.p. 
20th June 1844), daugh. of James Lennox, 
shoemaker, Kirkcudbright. Publication 
Scottish Scenery, or Sketches in Verse 
descriptive of Scenes chiefly in the Highlands 
(London, 1803). [Steven s High School, Ap 
pendix, p. 100 ; Archceol. Scot., iii.] 

1823 ^ P res k- of Annan 7th Bee. 1815; 
pres. by James Charles Macrae of 
Holmains 4th Bee. 1822 ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 31st July 1823; died 13th 
June 1853. He marr. 13th Oct. 1823, 
Elizabeth Ramsay, who died 24th March 
1848, and had issue John, born 13th 
Nov. 1824, died 10th Bee. 1843. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., iv.). 


1853 deen, 5t h ^ an - 181 ^> son f William 
S. and Sophia Bavidson ; educated 
at Grammar School and Marischal College, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1835) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Beer 25th Aug. 1841 ; 
ord. to the New Church, Annan [now 
Greenknowe], 24th Bee. 1845 ; res. 7th 
April 1847, to become assistant in the 
New Church, Bumfries [now Greyfriars] ; 
adm. to this parish 4th Nov. 1853 ; died 
12th Sept. 1867. He marr. (1) 3rd March 
1856, Anne Ellen M Clellan, who died 20th 
Feb. 1861 : (2) 30th April 1863, Annie 
Pringle (died 6th Nov. 1900), daugh. of 
William Mackay, Edinburgh, and Alison 
Kay, and had issue William Alexander, 
min. of Bron, born 12th July 1865. Publi 
cation The Doctrinal Declaration of the 
Conference of the Evangelical Union re 
viewed and brought to the Test of Scripture 
(Edinburgh, 1862). 


born 29th Oct. 1882, killed at the Darda 
nelles, 1st Aug. 1915 ; Netta Forrest, born 
3rd Dec. 1885 ; Rita Mary, born 28th Nov. 
1888 (marr. 4th Nov. 1909, Cecil Ernest 

JAMES CLOW BRYCE, born Inner- 
1868 P en r ay, Muthill, Perthshire, 15th 
May 1836, second son of Donald 
B., farmer, and Janet Clow ; educated at 
Innerpetfray School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine in 1839 ; ord. to 
Kelvinhaugh Parish, Glasgow, 18th Oct. 
1860 ; trans, to Johnstone, Dumfriesshire, 
26th Dec. 1861 ; trans, and adm. 13th Feb. 
1868 ; died 26th Nov. 1869. He marr. 30th 
April 1867, Agnes Smith, daugh. of John 
Campbell Bryce, min. of Ardrossan, and 
had issue Marianne Douglas Johnstone, 
born 2nd Feb. 1868 : Janet, born 20th 
March 1869. 


1870 born Ayr > 30th Jllly 1843) S0n f 
James P., M.D., surgeon Black 

Watch, and Jemima, daugh. of Colonel 
George Aitken of Todhall, Fife ; educated 
at Edinburgh Academy and Univ. ; M.A. 
(1862), B.D. (1865); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh in 1865 ; assistant at Stow, 
Tron Parish and St Giles, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 12th May 1870 ; dem. 18th May 1875, 
on appointment as chaplain at Paris ; died 
at Paris, 29th April 1880. He marr. 24th 
Feb. 1873, Alison Barbara, daugh. of 
George John Lyon Cruickshank of Trail- 
flat, Dumfries, and had issue Mary, born 
8th Aug. 1876 (marr. the Rev. James 
Alexander Corry Vully de Candole, M.A., 
master in Ipswich High School); Charles 
Edward, M.A., vicar of St James, Alperton, 
Middlesex, 1909-12, organising secretary, 
Colonial and Continental Church Society, 
1916, born 16th April 1878. Publication 
An Exposition of the Lord s Prayer (Edin 
burgh, 1875). 

1875 wall, Orkney, 12th March 1849, son 
of James D. and Jessie Forrest ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1869) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1873 ; 
assistant at St Mary s Parish, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 24th Sept. 1875. He marr. 7th Feb. 
1876, Rosa Emma, daugh. of Henry Thomas 
Coventry and Mary Ann Walbourne, and 
has issue Gertrude Mary, born 2nd Oct. 
1880, died 4th Nov. 1888 ; Robert Coventry, 


[Meikle and Little Dalton were first 
united by Parliament in 1609, but this 
parish was joined to Mouswald by letter 
of James VI. to the Privy Council, 27th 
May 1615. It was again united to Meikle 
Dalton, 28th June 1633.] 

JOHN CARRUTHERS, reader from 
1567 1567 to 1585. 


1611 ^ rom R utner gl en about 1611 ; trans, to 

Mouswald in terms of His Majesty s 

letter to the Privy Council in 1615. [Reg. 

Assig. 1 


[The church of Dryfesdale was dedicated 
to St Cuthbert, In 1116 it belonged to the 
See of Glasgow. The old church at the 
Kirkhill was carried away by a flood of the 
river Dryfe. A new church, built in 1671, 
was swept off also, with a great part of the 
churchyard. The church was then built in 
Lockerbie, and has since been rebuilt there. 

At Beckton, in the parish, the Knights 
Templars had a chapel of St Mary, with 
chapel lands. There was also a chapel 
of St Michael at Hillside of Quaas.] 

ANDREW JOHNSTONE, reader from 
1576 1576 to 1580. 

ALEXANDER POWRIE, son of William 

P., min. of Abercorn ; M.A. (St 

Andrews 1603) ; pres. by James VI. 

28th May 1612; died before 26th Dec. 

1616, aged about 33. He marr. Marion 

Crawford, who survived him, and had 

issue William. {Reg. 8ec. 8ig. and Assig.; 

Linlithgoiv Sher. Court Book, 24th Feb. 

and 8th June 1632.] 




ROBERT HERRIES of Hartwoocl and 
Halldykes, born 1582, only son of 
William H., merchant burgess of 
Edinburgh, and Katharine Banks ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 22nd Feb. 1602); was a 
preacher in 1615 ; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. 24th Dec. 1616. He signed 
the protest in favour of the Liberties of 
the Kirk 27th June 1617 ; entered burgess 
of Edinburgh 17th June 1629 ; was still 
in the charge 4th July 1661 ; died 10th 
May 1662. He marr. 10th Sept. 1618, 
Janet Mackison, of the parish of South 
Leith, and had issue William of Hart- 
wood ; Robert of Halldykes ; Margaret 
(marr. circa 1658, William Herries of Cory- 
toun). [Hey. Xec. Siy. ; Edin. Bapt. and 
fr iitlcl ; S. Leitk Mar.; Dumfries Tests.; 
Tomlst. ; Dumfries Sets., vii., 159.] 

GEORGE BROWN, M.A. (St Andrews, 
12th June 1652) ; licen. by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 25th March 
1666 ; adm. before 1678 ; having made him 
self obnoxious by his zeal in prosecuting 
the Presbyterians, he was outed at the 
Revolution. He marr. (1) Mary (died before 
Jan. 1688), daugh. of John Brown, min. of 
Westerkirk : (2) Elizabeth Brown, widow 
of Robert Scott, writer, Edinburgh, who 
survived him, and had issue Anne. Pub 
lication Toleration Defended (Edinburgh, 
1703). \_R eg. Coilat. ; Rule s Sec. Vin/lica- 
tion; Apology for the Clergy J\ 

from Dunscore ; called in March, and 
adm. 1st June 1691 ; trans, to New 
North Parish, Edinburgh, Nov. 1693. 

JAMES SHORT, M.A. (Edinburgh, 2nd 
July 1684); ord. before llth Oct. 
1698 ; died July 1730. He marr., 

and had issue Elizabeth, his executrix ; 

Janet (marr. 5th June 1727. John Colville, 

glover, Edinburgh). 

GABRIEL GULLAN, born 1693, son of 
William G., min. of Ladykirk ; ord. 
to Wamphray 19th Sept. 1717; 
called 19th Jan., and adm. 16th March 
1731; died llth April 1764. He marr. 
21st Nov. 1717, Elizabeth Milligan, who 
died 19th June 1780, and had issue 
Grizell (marr. William Scott, min. of 




Kirkpatrick - Juxta) ; William, min. of 
Legerwood ; Margaret ; Janet ; George, 
died 4th June 1748; Thomas. [Toml>st.~\ 

son of John C.. min. of Wemyss ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 17th 
March 1737 ; ord. to Rousay 16th Sept. 
1747; trans, to St Andrew s, Orkney, 18th 
Aug. 1752; pres. by George III. 7th Sept. 
1764; adm. 18th July 1765: died 17th 
June 1781. He marr. (1) 1726 (name un 
known) : (2) 1749, Euphemia (died at 
Edinburgh, 27th Oct. 1809, aged 83), 
daugh. of Robert Graham, great-grandson 
of Bishop Graham of Orkney, and had 
issue John, born 14th Nov. 1749 ; 
Euphemia, born 15th Feb. 1751 (marr. 
Bryce Little, min. of Covington) ; Janet, 
born 15th July 1752, died 24th May 
1770; Elizabeth, born 13th Oct. 1753 
(marr., pro. 20th March 1782, Alexander 
Keay, brewer, Edinburgh) ; Jean, born 
10th June 1755, died 14th Nov. 1776; 
James, born 31st Aug. 1756 ; Charlotte, 
born 25th Dec. 1757, died 4th Feb. 1758; 
Barbara Ann, born 19th March 1759 (marr. 
Robert Little, min. of Applegarth) ; Robert, 
born 10th Jan. 1764; Margaret, born 2nd 
July 1765; George, born 20th Sept. 1768. 

_ Presb. of Lochmaben 7th Oct. 1777; 
pres. by George III. 28th Aug. 1781 ; 
ord. 28th March 1782 ; dep. for drunken 
ness 4th April 1799, which sentence was 
confirmed by the Synod 17th April, and by 
the General Assembly 4th June 1799 ; died 
1st Nov. 1824. He marr. 9th March 1795, 
Helen Graham, Dryfesdale, and had issue 
John, born 4th July 1796, died before 
4th June 1799. Publication Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., iv.). 

JOHN HENDERSON, licen. by Presb. 
I7gg of Haddington 2nd Sept. 1777 ; ord. 
min. at Monkwearmouth ; became 
chaplain to the miners at Wanlockhead in 
1794 ; pres. by George III. 7th Sept. ; adm. 
7th Nov. 1799 ; died 16th March 1833. He 
marr. (1) 22nd July 1789, Mary (died llth 
April 1793), daugh. of John Haly, min. of 
Clackmannan : (2) 14th March 1794, Martha 


Wilkin, who died 16th Dec. 1846, and had 
issue Catherine, born 29th April 1795 
(marr. 16th Dec. 1821, Alexander Brown, 
teacher, Applegarth) ; Mary, born 6th May 
1797 ; James, lieut. 46th Regt. Native 
Infantry, born 14th May 1799, died at Tala- 
verine, Madras, 10th May 1828 ; Charles 
Douglas, born 16th Aug. 1801 ; George, 
born 16th Dec. 1803 ; John, born 7th Oct. 
1806 ; Isabella Caldwell (twin), born 7th 
Oct. 1806 (marr. 21st Aug. 1827, William 
Alexander Smith, merchant, Liverpool) ; 
William Dunbar Wilkin, born 23rd Aug. 
1809. Publication Account of the Parish 
(New fitat. Ace., iv.). 

Stirling, eldest son of Robert D., 
master of High School, Glasgow ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1823); 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 6th Aug. 1827 ; 
ord. to Maxwelltown 21st April 1831 ; pres. 
by William IV. in July ; adm. 7th Nov. 
1833. Joined the Free Church: min. of 
Largs Free Church 1843-1863 ; deserted his 
charge 19th Oct. 1863, and died in 1864. 
He marr. (1) 1st Sept. 1831, Helen Graham, 
daugh. of Robert Hill, W.S., and had issue 
Robert Hill, born 3rd Oct. 1832; David 
Laurence, born 5th March 1834; Laurence 
Hill, born 26th Jan., died 4th Feb. 1836 ; 
James Buchanan (twin), born 26th Jan., died 
7th Feb. 1836 ; Thomas James, born 6th 
Feb. 1837 ; John William, born 7th Dec. 
1838 : (2) 12th Feb. 1850, Jane M Crone 
(died 2nd Nov. 1903), and had issue Sir 
James M Crone, K.C.S.I., officiating Lieut.- 
Governor of the Panjab, 1911, born 8th 
March 1854. 

Balyett, Inch, Wigtownshire, 1810, 
second son of James W., farmer, and 

Agnes Hill ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 

licen. by Presb. of Stranraer 24th Aug. 

1831 ; assistant at Kirkoswald ; ord. 2nd 

Nov. 1843 ; clerk of Presb. ; clerk of Synod; 

died unmarr. 1st Sept. 1887. 


1882 k rn Falkirk, 21st May 1848, son of 

Archibald J. and Barbara Gibson ; 

educated at Falkirk Grammar School and 

Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Linlithgow 14th Feb. 1876; 
assistant at St Stephen s Parish, Glasgow, 
and at St Giles, Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 4th July 1882; dem. 2nd 
Dec. 1913. Marr. (1) 16th Aug. 1882, Isa 
bella (died s.p. 15th Jan. 1891), daugh. of 
William Swanson and Janet Brown : (2) 
29th March 1899, Agnes, daugh. of Robert 
Anderson and Janet Mackenzie. 

1914 Glasgow, 21st Nov. 1888, son of 
Robert P. and Lucinda Crawford ; 
educated at Hutcheson s Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1909), B.I). 
(1912) ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton in 
1912 ; assistant at Cambuslang and St 
Mungo s, Glasgow ; ord. 5th May 1914. 
Marr. 20th July 1914, Elizabeth Murray 
Peebles. Publications The Presence of 
Christ : A Stud;/ of the Lord s Supper 
(Hamilton, 1913); The Four Recruits 
[Verses] (Dumfries, 1914). 


[Until 1193 Hutton was a chapel of 
Sibbaldbie. These parishes were united in 
1609. There are still remains of the old 
church of Corrie.] 

1576 Corrie from 1576 to 1579. 

RAYNING, pres. by James VI. 


4th March 1586. 

GEORGE PRYDE, M.A. (1600) ; min. 
1615 in 1615; deprived "as unqualified 
and not worthie to exercise such 
an calling." The Privy Council, 4th Nov. 
1624, being informed by James, Archbishop 
of Glasgow, " that he doth notwithstand 
ing to the offence of God, contempt of the 
ordouris of the Kirke, and scandall of the 
ministrie, still preach and minister the 
sacraments at the said kirk, ordanis and 
commandis James Johnestoun of that ilk, 
that he on nawayes sutler nor permit the 



[PRES15. OF 

said George to preach nor to minister the 
sacramentis at the said kirk at ony time 
heirafter, quhilk the said James promeist 
to do." He was restored to this charge 
previous to 12th Aug. 1632, but on 5th 
Feb. 1645 the General Assembly authorised 
the Presb. to resume the process against 
him. His son, George, was served heir to 
certain lands near St Andrews, 6th Feb. 
1655. [Orig. Lett., ii. ; Rey. Assig. ; Corn- 
miss, fo Ass., 1638; Mid -Colder Sess. 
Reg.; Acts of Ass., 145; Peterkin s 
Records ; Stevenson s Hist. ; Inq. Ret. 
File, 843.] 

.JOHN LAURIE, M.A., probably previ- 
ously min. of Monkland ; was 
recommended by the Assembly 
28th Aug. 1647 ; adm. previous to 25th 
June 1650 ; conformed to Episcopacy in 
1662. He marr. Janet Burnet, who sur 
vived him. [Peterkin s Records; Wodrow s 
Hist., i., 326; <Y. R. Homings, 16th Dec. 

THOMAS KNIGHT, mentioned in 1679. 
1679 [.Vuldlebie 1 resb. Reg.] 


of Fawside, Berwickshire ; descended 
from the family of Struan ; min. of 
this parish in 1686, and outed at the 
Revolution. In 1693 he was servitor to 
the Earl of Annandale, and a merchant 
burgess and guild brother of Edinburgh. 
He marr. (cont. dated 6th Aug. 1686) 
Margaret, sixth daugh. of Major William 
Lyle of Bassendean, and had issue 
William of Hillhousefield, writer, Edin 
burgh, ancestor of the Ladykirk family, 
born 1688, died April 1783; Sophia, born 
1689 (marr. 16th Oct. 1705, John Philip, 
indweller in Edinburgh). [Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., 21st Sept. 1698 ; G. R. Sas., Ixxxiii., 
436; Edin. Counc. Reg.; Ladykirk Papers.] 

WALTER MENZIES, M.A. (Edinburgh 

1692 1668 ) ; ord< before 12th A P ril 1692 > 
dep. for immorality April 1697 ; 

died at Edinburgh, 17th March 1699, aged 
about 51. \Penpont Presb. Reg. ; Grey- 
friars Bur.; Acts of /!.., 1698.] 

GEORGE YOUNG, born 1674, son of 
1702 I^trick Y. of Auchenskeoch ; M.A. 
(St Andrews, 6th March 1696) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Linlithgow 22nd May 1700 ; 
ord. 7th May 1702 : died 14th Feb. 1749. 
He marr. 16th June 1704, Sophia (died 
30th Nov. 1760), daugh. of John Mein, 
min. of Westerkirk, and had issue John, 
died 23rd Nov. 1746 ; George ; William, 
his successor ; Christian ; Mary ; Henry ; 
Elizabeth ; Sophia ; Margaret ; Alison. 
[Dumfries Tests. ; Tomhst. ; Murray s (lalln- 

WILLIAM YOUNG, born 29th Oct. 
1736 1710, son of preceding; pres. by 
George, Marquess of Annandale, 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 29th Dec. 
1736; died 29th June 1761. He marr. 1st 
June 1750, Agnes (born 9th Nov. 1722, 
died llth June 1809), daugh. of Alexander 
Orr of Hazelside, min. of Hoddam, and 
had issue George, born 6th July 1752, 
died llth Sept. 1753; Agnes, born 3rd 
Sept, 1755 (marr. Thomas Hardy, D.D., 
min. of New North Parish, Edinburgh) ; 
Alexander of Harburn, W.S., born 19th 
June 1757, died 3rd Dec. 1842, ancestor 
of the family of Young-Herries of Spottes, 
parish of Urr. [Tombst. ; M Call s Some 
Old Families.] 

GEORGE BARCLAY, trans, from 

Wamphray ; pres. by the curator 

for George, Marquess of Annandale, 

12th Nov. 1761 ; adm. 24th March 1762 ; 

trans, to Second Charge, Haddington, 17th 

July 1766. 

PATRICK NISBET, son of James N., 
min. of Old Kirk Parish, Edin 
burgh ; was originally a merchant 
in Glasgow ; pres. by the curator for 
George, Marquess of Annandale, Dec. 
1766; ord. 14th May 1767; D.D. (King s 
College, Aberdeen, 24th Feb. 1776); died 
2nd Jan. 1803, aged 81. He marr. Janet 
(died 13th April 1795, aged 72), daugh. 
of William Stirling, surgeon, Glasgow, and 
had issue Mary, born 22nd July 1754 
(rnarr. Laurence Dinwoodie, Glasgow) ; 
James, born 5th Aug. 1755, died young; 
Elizabeth, born 9th Jan. 1757 (marr. pro. 4th 


Nov. 1783, John Fisher, wright, Edinburgh); 
Margaret, born 6th Dec. 1762. Publications 
Seasonable Address to the Citizens of 
Glasgow upon the present important question, 
Whether the Churches of that City shall 
continue Free, or he enslaved with Patronage 
(1762); An Abridgement of Ecclesiastical 
History (Edinburgh, 1776). 

JACOB WRIGHT, pros, by James, Earl 
1799 ^ Hopetoun, 19th April, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 12th July 
1799 ; died in London, 4th Nov. 1845, aged 
75. He marr. 30th April 1804, Jane (died 
28th April 1842), daugh. of Robert Hood, 
M.D., Newcastle-on-Tyne, and had issue 
John Armstrong, M.D.,born 7th Feb. 1805 ; 
Robert, surgeon, born 4th March 1806 ; 
Margaret, born 6th Jan. 1808 (marr. 17th 
March 1840, William Elliot, surgeon) ; 
Elizabeth, born 29th Nov. 1810. Publica 
tion Account of the Parish (J^ew Stat. 
Ace., iv.). 

1844 I Jum plaburn, Wamphray, 18th Nov. 
1820, son of Hopetoun C., farmer ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; B.A. (1841) ; 
Keen, by Presb. of Lochmaben in 1843; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 18th Oct. 
1844; died unmarr. 2nd May 1875. 

THOMAS RAIN, born Gaily Mains, 
1875 Gatehouse-of-Fleet, 26th Oct. 1845, 
son of John R. and Agnes Martin ; 
educated at Hutton Hall, Caerlaverock, 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1868); 
licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow in 1872 ; 
assistant at Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, 
Carluke, and Anderston Parish, Glasgow ; 
ord. 26th Oct. 1875; died 1st May 1905. 
He marr. 31st Oct. 1876, Margaret, daugh. 
of Mathew Morton and Helen Muir 
M llwraith. Publications Two Sermons in 
Scotch Sermons (Edinburgh, 1880) ; Broivn- 
ing for Beginners (London, 1904). 

1903 bank, 21st Aug. 1872, son of Alexander 
Watson M. and Anne Macdonald ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1895); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1899 ; assistant at Bothwell and Greenside, 

Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
5th June 1903. Marr. 22nd Sept. 1903, 
Agnes Laurie, daugh. of David Pentland 
and Elizabeth Ogilvie White, and has 
issue Agnes Pentland, born 28th Feb. 
1905 ; Elizabeth Ogilvie, born 30th April 
1906; Alastair Macdonald, born 31st Aug. 
1907; Margaret Muir, born 29th Oct. 
1908 ; David White, born 6th Sept, 1910 ; 
Isobel Nichol, born llth March 1912. 


[In 1674 part of Garrel was annexed to 
Johnstone. Part of Dungree also was 
added in the seventeenth century.] 

ADAM WILKIE, reader from 1576 to 
1576 1580. 

WILLIAM STRANG, son of William S., 

min. of Irvine ; M.A. (St Andrews, 

28th July 1610) ; min. in 1615 ; died 

before 12th Feb. 1647, when his brother 

John, Principal of Glasgow Univ., was 

served heir. He marr. 20th Aug. 1622, 

Catherine (died 10th June 1623), daugh. 

of John Henderson, merchant burgess of 

Edinburgh. \_lteg. Assig. ; Commiss. to Ass., 

1638 ; Edin. Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Gen,, 3234.] 

JOHN MENZIES, M.A., brother of the 

Laird of Culterallers ; min. in 1658. 

He conformed to Episcopacy in 1662, 

and was trans, to Caerlaverock in 1670. 

[-Biyffw Presb. Reg.; Fountainhall s 

Journal (Scot. Hist. Soc., 231).] 

THOMAS WOOD, M.A., son of Thomas 

W., bailie of Maybole ; min. about 

1670; trans, to Cockpen 8th Aug. 

l^]\.[Keg. of Deeds, Mack., 20th March 


min. in 1673 ; trans, to Kirkpatrick- 
Juxta about 1682. 

JOSEPH VALLANCE, born Boghall, 

Biggar, son of William V. ; educated 

at Biggar School ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 

18th July 1664) ; min. in 1682. The parish 

was vacant in 1689. [/w/- ^ et - ae Tnt -> 




1087 ; MS. A -<: of Min.. 1689 : Rule s Sec. 

SAMUEL TELFER, M.A. : called 6th 
r(i Before 13tl1 O ct - 


1702 : trans, to Kirkintilloch 17th 

Nov. 1709. [Acts, of Ass., 1704-9.] 

FRANCIS LINDSAY, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
171O "* ( ^ 1 April 1700) ; became chaplain 
to Carmichael of Mauldslie ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lanark 19th May 1708; ord. 
about 10th Oct. 1710; still in the charge 
13th Feb. 1733. He marr., and had issue 
Margaret (marr. 8th Dec. 1777, James 
Clark, glazier, Canongate) ; Anne (marr. 
17th July 1743, William M Ghie, writer, 

JAMES M EWEN, having supplied Loch- 

, maben during a vacancy, had a 

half-year s stipend allowed from the 

Exchequer 27th Nov. 1732; pres. by the 

tutrix for George, Marquess of Annandale, 

and ord. 26th Sept. 1733 ; trans, to Moffat 

25th April 1734. 

JOHN NIMMO, M.A. (Edinburgh 29th 

George, Marquess of Annandale, 
June, and ord. 12th Sept. 1734; he was 
pres. to Moffat by the commissioner for 
George, Marquess of Annandale, 19th and 
26th May 1742, but difficulties occurred, and 
the parishioners objecting to his removal, 
translation was refused by Commission of 
Assembly 9th March 1743. He died 29th 
Sept. 1784, in his 79th year. He marr. 
20th Dec. 1743, Marjory (died s.p. 4th Nov. 
1787), daugh. and co-heiress of William 
Johnston of Bearholm. [Tomlst. ; Morren s 
Ann., i.] 

WILLIAM SIBBALD, pres. by the 
curator for George, Marquess of 
Annandale, 16th June, and ord. 

22nd Dec. 1785 ; trans, to Second Charge, 

Haddington, 4th Aug. 1808. 

ROBERT COLVIN, a native of San- 

quhar, tutor in the family of Admiral 

Sir W 7 illiam Johnstone Hope of 

Annandale ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 

25th Sept. 1805; D.I). (King s College, 

Aberdeen, 13th May 1808) ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Hopetoun, 1st Sept. 1808 ; ord. 
27th April 1809 ; died 4th Sept. 1851, aged 
73. He marr. 30th Nov. 1809, Marion 
(died 2nd Sept. 185S, aged 75), daugh. of 
Walter Laidlaw, Glenrath, parish of Manor, 
and Mary Welsh of Mossfennan, Peebles- 
shire, and had issue Robert, born 19th 
Nov. 1810. died 20th Nov. 1824: Walter 
Laidlaw, D.D.. min. of Cramond : Mary 
Caroline, born and died 26th April 1814; 
Anne Hope Johnstone, born 31st March 
1815, died 20th March 1820: Elizabeth 
Goldie, born 26th March 1817 (marr. 5th 
June 1843, James M Naught Fisher, min. 
of Swallow Street Church, London) ; Mary 
Hope Johnstone, born 9th Feb. 1818 (marr. 
4th June 1839, Alexander Vivian Buttery, 
Monkland Iron and Steel Co.) ; Anne, born 
22nd Sept, 1820 (marr. William Hanson) : 
\Villiam of Craigielands, merchant, Glasgow, 
born 21st Feb. 1823, died 20th Sept. 1880; 
Jessie Hunter, born 30th Jan. 1825; Robert 
Francis, his successor. Publications 
Sermon IX. (Church of Scotland Pulpit, 
ii.) ; Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace., iv.). 

19th March 1852; dem. 2nd Oct. 

. 11* 

1854, on appointment as a chaplain 
at Bombay ; [min. of Kirkpa trick- Juxta 
in 1865]. 


ord. 22nd Feb. 1855 : trans, to 

Ormiston 19th Sept. 1861. 


JAMES CLOW BRYCE, ord. 26th Dec. 
1861 : trans, to Dalton 13th Feb. 


gow, 4th Nov. 1834, seventh son of 
Alexander M. (who was on board 
the Bellerophon when Napoleon surrendered 
to the British after Waterloo) and Anne 
Palmer ; educated at Glasgow schools and 
Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 9th 
May 1860 ; assistant at Middle Parish, 
Paisley ; ord. to St David ; s, Kirkintilloch, 
12th April 1861 : trans, and adm. 2,9th 
June 1868 ; died unmarr. 19th Nov. 1897. 




18gg stem, Peeblesshire, 19th June 1863, 
son of Thomas H. and Elizabeth 
Bertram ; educated at Peebles Academy 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Peebles 12th Nov. 1890: assistant at 
Middlebie ; ord. 26th April 1898. He marr. 
4th Oct. 1899, Mary Alice 1 )ormer, daugh. 
of Xathan M Cleary, Lockerbie, and Mary 
Ann Galloway. 


[The church of Kirkmichael in Annan- 
dale, dedicated to St Michael, belonged 
to the Abbey of Kil winning.] 


WHTNNIAN], reader before May 


WILLIAM JOHNSTON, reader from 
1576 1576 to 1585. 

JOHN WATSON, reader, was pres. to 
^ the parsonage and vicarage by James 
VI. 1st July 1579 ; still in the charge 
in 1586. \_Rey. Assiy.] 

FRANCIS M GILL, licen. by Presb. of 
Jedburgh 6th Nov. 1611, and author 
ised to get the half of the stipend 
of Borthwick from the min. of Wilton by 
the same Presb. 10th June 1612 : min. in 
1620; died 28th Feb. 1664, in his 76th 
year. He marr. 31st May 1620, Elizabeth 
M Morran, who died 21st March 1670, aged 
93, and had issue Margaret ; Marion, 
served heir 6th May 1664 (marr. (1) William 
Merries of Hartwood ; (2) Robert Douglas 
of Baitford). [Dumfries Key. (Marr. and 
Bapt.); Tombst.: Inq. Ret. Gen., 4786; 
Uannati/nr Misctll., iii. ; (-f. It. <SY *., xxi., 

ANDREW GUILD, M.A. ; adm. in 
1QQ5 1665 ; trans, to North Berwick be 
fore 26th April 1683. 


JAMES FERGUSON, a native of Aber- 
deenshire; M.A. (King s College, 
Aberdeen, 9th July 1668) ; adm. in 
1684. [Fasti Aberd.] 

PATRICK HUME, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
llth July 1687); called Feb. 1691: 
ord. before llth Oct. 1692; dem. 
after 13th April 1725 ; died at Garallan, 
Ayrshire, 25th Dec. 1734, aged about 68. 
He marr. (1) Mary Menzies, who died 
llth May 1702, aged 34 : (2) in April 
1703, Elizabeth, daugh. of Ambrose John 
ston of Poldean, and had an only daugh., 
Catherine (marr. Hugh Douglas of Gar- 
rallan. [frlnsgoif Tests. ; Tombst. ; Pater- 
son s Ai/r. ] 

JOHN ALLAN, schoolmaster of Annan ; 

licen. by Presb. of Middlebie 4th 

March 1724; ord. 26th Feb. 1727; 

he was one of those who dissented from 

the deposition of the eight Seceders, 15th 

May 1740 : died 2nd Aug. 1758, aged 69. 

He marr. 19th March 1733, Margaret (died 

April 1782), daugh. of John Young, tailor, 

Edinburgh, and had issue Mary, born 3rd 

Feb. 1738 ; James, born 6th Oct. 1741, W.S. 

apprentice 1761 ; Agnes, born 25th June 

! 1745, died llth July 1746. 


1759 1725, son of James B., Holy wood ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 

(1747) ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcudbright 

1st May 1754 ; pres. by Charles, Duke of 

Queensberry and Dover, 19th Jan., and 

| ord. 26th June 1759; D.D. (Edinburgh, 

| llth April 1769); died 2nd Sept. 1795. 

| He was an accomplished botanist, corre- 

j sponded with Linnseus, and had a com- 

I plete Hortus Sicc-us of the Dumfriesshire 

I plants. He marr. 3rd Sept. 1764, Charlotte 

! (died 10th Sept. 1785), daugh. of James 

I M Garroch, min. of Eskdalemuir, and had 

issue James [Burgess M Garroch], who 

assumed his mother s name, born 30th 

Nov. 1765, died 23rd July 1782: Charles 

born 12th Nov. 1767, died 15th July 1768; 

Elizabeth of Wat-Carrick, born 8th Feb. 

1770. Publication Account of the Parish 

(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., i., xxi.). [Dumfries 

Tests.; Tombst.; Dumfries Antiq. Hoc., 1913.] 




JAMES SMA1L, a native of Roxburgh- 
shire ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 
4th Oct. 1769; ord. (assistant and 
successor) at Dornock 16th Dec. 1773 ; 
pres. by commissioner for William, Duke 
of Queensberry, in May, and adm. 22nd Sept. 
1796, died FATHER OF THE SYNOD, 6th 
July 1835, aged 88. He marr. llth Nov. 
1779, Amelia Rollo (died 22nd June 1826), 
only daugh. of John Irving of Cove, and 
had issue Janet, born 16th May 1783, died 
in 1845 ; James of Kaperlaw, born 17th 
April 1785 ; George, ensign, 34th Foot, 
born 12th Feb. 1787, killed in Portugal, 
22nd Dec. 1809; John William, licentiate 
of the Church of Scotland, and assistant to 
his father, born 27th Jan. 1794, died 4th 
March 1831 ; Amelia Eleanora, born 28th 
Feb. 1798 (marr. Hugh Dobie, her father s 
successor). A portrait of S. is in posses 
sion of Dr Macmillan, Melrose. Publica 
tionAccount of Dornock (Sinclair s Stat. 
Ace., ii.). 

HUGH DOBIE, born 1794, son of Alex. 
1885 ^ f armer > Hardbush, Tinwald ; 
studied at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lochmaben 6th Aug. 
1816 ; assistant to preceding min. ; pres. by 
Walter Francis, Duke of Buccleuch ; ord. 
30th July 1835; died 2nd Jan. 1868. He 
marr. (1) 17th Aug. 1835, Amelia Eleanora 
Small (died 3rd June 1839), daugh. of his 
predecessor, and had issue Amelia Jane 
of Eaperlaw, born 1st Oct. 1837, died 13th 
Oct. 1856 : (2) 8th March 1842, Eliza 
(died 15th March 1873), daugh. of Henry 
Goodsir of the British Linen Bank, Edin 
burgh, and had issueMadeline Henrietta, 
born 29th Jan. 1843, died in London ; 
Alexander of Kaperlaw, born 3rd July 
1847, died at Melbourne, Australia, 1885 ; 
Eliza Goodsir, born 29th Oct. 1849 (marr. 
Samuel Macmillan, bank agent, Moffat), 
died at Melrose, 1915; Jane, born 3rd 
Dec. 1852 (marr. Herbert Luxmore Hallett), 
died in London. 


1868 MITCHELL, B.A.; pres. by 

Walter Francis, Duke of Buccleuch, 

and ord. 20th Aug. 1868 ; trans, to Second 

Charge, Paisley Abbey, 16th Sept. 1875. 

JOHN BREMNER, born Huntly, Aber- 
deenshire, 22nd Sept. 1846, son of 
George B. and Jane Smith ; educated 
at Huntly Parish School, Grammar School, 
and Univs. of Aberdeen and Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (Aberdeen 1866), B.D. (Edinburgh 
1870) ; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 20th 
Dec. 1870 ; assistant at Liberton and St 
George s Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. 2nd May 


[Garrel, or Garvald, was united to Kirk- 
michael in 1674.] 

1567 THOMAS BROWN, reader in 1567. 

SIMON JOHNSTON, reader from 
1576 1576 to 1580. 

19th July 1647; trans, to Colvend 


25th Dec. 1651. 

WILLIAM SHAW, M.A. (Glasgow 
1660 1651); called between 9th Aug. and 
4th Oct. 1659 ; adm. 24th Jan. 1660. 
Having supplied the church two years 
previous to his settlement, he got an Act 
of Parliament granting the vacant stipend 
for that period, 13th June 1661. The 
finding of the Commissioners of Teinds, 
22nd Jan. 1662, dissolved his connection 
with the parish. [Acts Part., vii.] 


[Kirkpatrick in Annandale was named in 
the fifteenth century Kirkpatrick-Juxta, 
to distinguish it from four other churches 
of St Patrick in the See of Glasgow, namely, 
Kirkpatrick - Irongray, Kirkpatrick - Dur 
ham, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, and Kirkpatrick 
in Nithsdale, now joined to Closeburn. 
This Kirkpatrick was styled Juxta as being 
the nearest of the five to Glasgow, the seat 
of the Bishop. 



At Langbedholm in tJiis parish, called of 
old Lanbethlem, the Brethren of the Order 
of the Star of Bethlehem had a hospital. 
There was also in the parish a chapel of 
St Bride. Dungree, or Dumgree, which i 
belonged to the Abbey of Kelso, was united 
to this parish in the seventeenth century.] 


from 1567 to 1569 ; he returned, and 

continued from 1576 to 1580. 

.JOHN COLQUHOUN, parson in 1612. 
1612 ----- [Rff/. of Deed*, Durie, cxcvi., 343.] 

min. when the old manse was built 
in 1626 ; trans, to Moffat after 29th 
.March 1637. [fnscrij). Old Manse.] 


DAVID WAUGH, a native of Lanark, 
and brother of John W., min. of 
Bo ness : M.A. (Glasgow 1620); adm. 
to Moffat in 1632 ; trans, to this charge 
about 1637 ; died in 1653, aged about 47. 
\Convniiss. to Ass., 1648 ; Tomhst.] 

JAMES PORTER, a native of Xiths- 
1654 dale ; M.A. (Glasgow 1649) ; adm. 
about 1654 : deprived by Act of 
Parliament llth June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662. He was libelled 
at the instance of Lord Advocate Sir 
George Mackenzie, llth Aug. 1670, for 
holding conventicles, and again cited before 
the Privy Council for a similar offence llth 
Aug. 1677. [Wodrow s Hist., ii., 153.] 

1664 son ^ David M., min. of Ormiston ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 30th June 1658); 
licen. by George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 
13th Feb. 1663 ; adm. in 1664 ; deprived in 
1681, for refusing the Test. He petitioned 
the General Assembly to be received into 
communion, and died 5th Xov. 1697. He 
marr. 24th Feb. 1664, Marion (died May 
1694), daugh. of William Trent, min. of the 
Second Charge, Haddirigton, and had issue 
Agnes (marr. James Chalmers, min. of 
Elie, ancestor of Thos. Chalmers, D.D.). 
[Jtey. Collat. and Gen. Ass., 1690; Hist. 
Gen. Ass., 1690; Elie Ses. Key.; Iladdinrjt. 

(Marr.} and Edin. Regs. (Ritr.); Hanna s 
Life of Chalmers. 

1682 William F -> Dirleton; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 1st Aug. 1662); licen. by 
George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 20th April 
1669 ; adm. to Johnstone in 1673 ; trans. 
to this charge in 1682 ; outed by the rabble 
in 1689. He marr., and had issue Eliza 
beth (marr. 15th Dec. 1734, Patrick Mac- 
Dowell, merchant, Edinburgh). [J/X. Ac<: 
of Min., 1689; Rule s Sec. Vindication. ] 

THOMAS GOLDIE, son of John (!., 
1692 schoolmaster of Moffat ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 24th June 1680) : app. Classi 
cal Master of the High School, Edinburgh, 
24th June 1681; ord. 8th Dec. 1692; died 
April 1734, aged about 72. He marr., and 
had issue Janet ; Jean. [Edin. Couw. 
Re//. , Dumfries Tests.] 

WILLIAM SCOTT, eldest son of Walter 
S. of Merrylaw ; tutor in the family 
of Sir William Johnston ; pres. by 
George, Marquess of Annandale, in Sept., 
and ord. 8th Dec. 1736; died 29th Aug. 
1786, aged 86. He marr. 29th March 1753, 
Grizell, daugh. of Gabriel Gullan, min. of 
Dryfesdale, and had issue Elizabeth, born 
9th Jan. 1754; Margaret, born 2nd Jan. 
1756; Walter of Merrylaw, born 12th July 
1757 ; Gabriel, his successor. One of his 
daughs. marr. Johnstone of Corehead. 

GABRIEL SCOTT, born 14th Feb, 1760, 
1787 son of preceding ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1st Nov. 1777); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 25th June 1783 ; pres. by the 
curator for George, Marquess of Annan- 
dale, 4th Dec. 1786; ord. 26th April 1787 ; 
died 24th Feb. 1799, unmarr. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 
iv.). [Tomlst.] 

WILLIAM SIXGER, bapt. 24th July 

7gg 1765, son of James S., Murrial, 

Insch, Aberdeenshire ; educated at 

Parish School of Culsalmond, and Mar- 

ischal College, Aberdeen, 1779-83 ; app. 

schoolmaster of Kilmallie 6th May 1789; 



ord. to Wamphray 23rd Oct. 1794; pres. 
by James, Earl of Hopetoun, 27th March, 
and adm. 25th July 1799; D.D. (Edin 
burgh 1808) ; Moderator of Assembly 20th 
May 1830; died 27th Oct. 1840. He was 
a skilled agriculturist, and a trusted 
arbiter in land disputes. He marr. 16th 
Feb. 1793, Ann (died 12th May 1850), 
daugh. of Duncan Stuart, commandant, 
Fort-William, of the Fasnacloich family, 
and had issue -Duncan Stuart, born 28th 
Feb. 1794, licentiate of the Church of 
Scotland, pres. to Mouswald, died before 
ordination 22nd June 1825; Elizabeth, born 
20th April 1796 (marr. 6th Feb. 1821, John 
Bennet, min. of Ettrick) ; James, W.S., 
born 26th Sept. 1797, died 1st Feb. 1836 ; 
Adam, born 5th July 1799, died 5th May 
1800; John, born 8th, died 13th Nov. 1802; 
William, born 13th Feb. 1801, died at Port 
Royal, 29th June 1820 ; Alexander Stuart, 
captain 24th Bengal Native Infantry, 
born 4th Dec, 1803, died at Simla, 20th 
Sept. 1845 ; Ann Stuart, born 25th June 
1809 (marr. John M Millan, D.D., min. of 
Kirkcudbright) ; Davidson Farquhar, born 
12th April 1813, died 7th June 1821. A 
portrait of Dr S. is in possession of his 
great-grandson, Dr Macmillan, Melrose. 
Publications Statement of the Numbers, 
the Duties, the Families, and the Livings 
of the Clergy of Scotland (Edinburgh, 
1808) ; A General View of the Agriculture 
of Dumfriesshire (Edinburgh, 1812); Ser- 
mon preached at opening of the General 
Assembly (Edinburgh, 1831) ; Accounts of 
Wamphray, Moffat. Kirkpatrick-Juxta, and 
General Observations on the County of 
Dumfries (Sinclair s xxi., and Neiv titat. 
Ace., iv.) ; contributions to The Edinbtirgh 

WILLIAM LITTLE, born Jedburgh, 

about 1797 ; son of William L., 

tanner, and Mary Lamb ; educated 

at Univ. of Edin. ; tutor in the family of 

John James Hope Johnstone of Annandale; 

ord. 29th April 1841 ; died at Moffat, 17th 

Feb. 1867. He had a considerable reputation 

as an entomologist, and corresponded with 

the leading collectors of his day. He assisted 

James Francis Stephens, author of Illus 

trations of British Entomology, in giving 
Scottish localities for Coleoptera, and 
Andrew Murray, in the compilation of 
his Catalogue of Scottish Coleoptera (1853). 
He contributed to the Magazine of Zoology 
and Botany. He marr. 9th March 1858, 
Margaret Bell (died 25th Oct. 1871), daugh. 
of Thomas Jardinc of Beattock, banker, 
Moffat, and Christiana Bayne, and had 
issue William, farmer, Bankside, Locker 
bie, born 6th Aug. 1860 ; Christiana Bayne, 
born 27th Oct. 1862, died 4th May 1890. 


min. of Johnstone in Annandale ; 
adm. (assistant and successor) 13th 

Oct. 1865; dem. 26th Oct. 1876 [min. of 

Teviothead in 1884.] 

WILLIAM BRODIE, born Belnaglack, 

Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, 18th Jan. 

1848, son of William B., farmer, and 

Mary Grassick ; educated at Univs. of 

Aberdeen and Edinburgh ; M.A. (Aberdeen 

1871), B.D. (Edinburgh 1875) ; licen. by 

Presb. of Edinburgh June 1875; assistant 

at Trinity Parish, Edinburgh; ord. 8th 

May 1877. 


[The church was dedicated to St 
Magdalene. There was a chapel at 
Rokele, now called Rockhall. There was 
a Well of St Thomas.] 

JAMES MAXWELL, son of John M. ; 
adm. Nov 1567. In 1574 Apple- 
garth, Dryfesdale, Castlemilk [St 
Mungo], and Tundergarth were also in 
the charge; died before July 1589. Had 
issue James, min. of Holy wood. [Edin. 

1576, having the same charge except 
Castlemilk ; trans, to Kirkmahoe 
prior to 1585. [Reg. Assig.] 

burgh, Aug. 1587); pres. by James 
VI. before 13th May 1592 ; he craved 
collation from the Presb. of Edinburgh 8th 




July 1595, as " he durst not repair to Dum 
fries through the deadlie feuds between the 
Maxwells and Johnstones," which was 
granted 23rd Sept., and he was adm. 30th 
of same month ; murdered 4th March 
1595-6, about the age of 29. Sir James 
Johnstone of Dunskellie, parish of Kirk- 
patrick-Fleming, was denounced rebel, 21st 
May 1596, "for not presenting five clans 
men to answer tuiching the shamfull, cruell, 
and vnmercifull slauchter of Mr W. Jone- 
stoune." [Edin. Presb. Reg.; Pitcairn s 
Grim. Trials, i. ; Reg. P. C., v., 287.] 

1596 1584); pres. by James VI. 8th 
March 1596; died before 1st Feb. 
1607, aged about 43. [Jhoke of the Kirk.] 

gow 1598) ; on trials for the ministry 
in the Presb. of Paisley 18th May 
1603; min. of Durisdeer in 1605; pres. by 
James VI. 21st June 1608; was a member 
of Assembly in 1610 and 1618 ; died before 
1657. He man. (cont. 29th March 1609) 
Helen, daugh. of John Hamilton, merchant 
burgess of Edinburgh, who survived him, 
and had issue Alexander, apprenticed to 
Thomas Dickson, apothecary, Edinburgh, 
13th Feb. 1628; James, apprenticed to 
Alexander Forrester, merchant, Edin 
burgh, 3rd April 1633; John; Robert. 
[Reg. Assig. ; Reg. of Deeds, ccccviii., 348 ; 
Min.-book Court of Session, 30th Nov. 

from Tundergarth ; conforming to 
Episcopacy, he was pres. by Charles 

II. 30th March 1663 ; trans, to Gretna 

before 7th May 1667. 

from Westerkirk ; pres. by Charles 
II. 7th May 1667 ; trans, to Ashkirk 
in 1675. 

GEORGE GRAHAM, probably of the 

Braco family; M.A. (St Andrews, 

14th July 1660); became chaplain 

to Graham of Braco; was on trial for 

license before the Presb. of Perth 18th 

March 1663; adm. to Orwell before 10th 


July 1673 ; pres. by Charles II. 30th Nov. 
1675 ; in 1676 he was active in persecut 
ing the Presbyterians, and fearing retalia 
tion, deserted his charge in 1689, and 
retired to Edinburgh, where he was 
accused 29th May 1706, of marrying 
persons irregularly. He died 13th Aug. 
1719, aged 80. He marr. 10th July 1673, 
Christian Maxwell, sister of Mrs Forbes, 
widow of William F., min. of Cadder, 
and had issue Margaret (marr. 3rd Feb. 
1710, William Dewar, tailor, Edinburgh). 
[Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Wodrow s Hist. ; Rule s 
Sec. Vindication ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; 
Edin. Presb. Reg. ; Edin. Regs. (Marr. and 

WILLIAM STEEL, M.A. (Glasgow, 
169g 27th July 1676); licen. by Presb. 
of Antrim ; came over from Ireland 
at the Revolution ; he was ord. before llth 
April 1693, and was one of forty-four mins. 
app. by the Assembly, 3rd Jan. 1696, for 
supplying vacancies north of the Tay, 
and one of twenty for the Synod of 
Aberdeen ; died Aug. 1722, aged about 66. 
He marr. 9th Nov. 1697, Margaret, daugh. 
of Robert Farquhar of Gilmilnscroft, parish 
of Sorn, and had an only child Juliana 
(marr. William Porterfield of Duchall, 
Renfrewshire). [Reid s Ireland, ii., 520 ; 
Acts of Ass. ; Sorn Sess. and Hamilton 
Presb. Regs. ; Dumfries Tests. ; Fam. of 
Birnie of Broomhill ; Morrison s Digest.] 

[On the occurrence of the vacancy in 
1722 three presentations were issued by 
competing patrons. These, with consent 
of parties, the Assembly, 20th May 1723, 
referred to the Commission, which ordered 
the Presb. to test the wishes of the 
people, and report. A vast majority 
were in favour of William Carlyle, min. 
of Cummertrees, who, on a petition from 
the parishioners, had been pres. by 
George I. 15th Jan. 1723, but the Presb. 
not being favourable to his appointment 
invited Edward Buncle, M.A. Buncle 
was called 17th Aug., and ord. 27th Sept. 
1723. His settlement was declared null 
and void by the Commission 13th Nov. 
following. The Presb. was ordered to 



[PRESB. or 

proceed with the admission of Carlyle, 
and, in case of refusal, the Synod was 
empowered to ordain him by a committee 
of its number. This was done 10th March 
1724. The Assembly found, 22nd May 
following, that the Commission had ex 
ceeded its powers, and set aside the whole 
proceedings, ordering a new call to be 
moderated, that the true choice of the 
people might be undoubtedly known. 
The Lord Advocate Dundas signified his 
hope that "his Majesty would not insist 
on a presentation in opposition to what 
should be the choice of the parish. " " The 
Presb. was reproved, and the Synod 
recommended to "bury all the heats this 
affair had created." Both were advised not 
to enter any papers not already recorded, 
"that all memory of the differences that 
had arisen might be utterly extinguished." 
[Wodrow s Avat. and Corresp.; Arts of 
Ass., 1723, 1724.] 

trans, from Kirkmahoe ; adm. 30th 
March 1725; trans, to Old Kirk 
Parish, Edinburgh, 20th Jan. 1732, 


EGBERT JARDINE, Keen, by Presb. 

of Dunfermline 6th Nov. 1712; ord. 

to Cummertrees 3rd Dec. 1713 ; adm. 
to Glencairn Nov. 1719; called 4th May, 
pres. by George IT. 19th May, and adm. 
26th Oct. 1732 ; died 26th June 1749. 
He was a notable humorist. He marr. 
23rd March 1715, Janet (died 8th April 
1778), daugh. of David Rannie, bailie of 
Portsburgh, and had issue John, min. of 
Tron Parish, Edinburgh ; Jean ; Thomas ; 
Robert, died 4th Jan. 1748 ; Ann ; Mary ; 
George ; Alexander Kirkpatrick, born 29th 
Feb. 1742. [Carlyle s Autob.] 

JAMES LINDSAY, trans, from Dun- 
barney ; pres. by the commissioner 
for David, Viscount Stormont, 

Oct. 1749; adm. 9th Aug. 1750; trans, to 

Kirkliston 16th July 1765. 

RICHARD BROUN, born 1730, son of 

James B., tenant of Hume Castle, 

1765 and Alison Brodie ; studied divinity 

at Edinburgh Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of 

Forres 24th Sept. 1754 ; ord. to Kingarth 

6th May 1756 ; pres. by the commissioners 

for David, Viscount Stormont, 15th July, 

and by the curator for George, Marquess 

of Annandale, 27th Aug., and adm. 25th 

Oct. 1765 ; died 13th Dec. 1781. In 1775 

he succeeded his cousin, Sir Alexander 

Broun of Coalstoun, Bart., but did not 

assume the title. He marr. 25th Sept. 

1765, Robina (died 5th Feb. 1819, aged 

81), daugh. of Colonel Hugh M Bryde of 

Beadland, Ayr, and had issue Elizabeth, 

born 18th Aug. 1766 (marr. Abraham 

Nivison, min. of Micldlebie) ; James, 

captain in the army, born 20th March 

! 1768, died 30th Nov. 1844; William of 

i Newmains, wine merchant, Guernsey, born 

I 3rd July 1769, died 1831 : Alice, born 

27th April 1771 (marr. William Cruick- 

! shank, Trailflat), died 18th Oct. 1844: 

Robina, born 16th Aug. 1778 (marr. Henry 

Laurie, min. of this parish); Mary, born 

22nd Oct. 1779 (marr. - Geddes, Leith 

Walk, Edinburgh). 

ANDREW JAFFRAY, licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcudbright 6th Sept. 1749: 
ord. to Tundergarth 6th March 1755 ; 
trans, to Ruthwell 27th Nov. 1760; pres. 
by David, Viscount Stormont ; adm. 28th 
Jan. 1783 ; D.D. (1793) ; died 3rd Jan. 
1795, aged 72. Characterised by the poet 
Burns, as " a worthy old veteran in religion 
and good fellowship. " He marr. 8th Nov. 
1762, Agnes, daugh. of William Armstrong, 
min. of Canonbie, and had issue William, 
born 3rd Sept. 1763; Robert, born 17th 
Feb. 1765 ; John Armstrong, born 5th 
Aug. 1766 ; Isabella, born 28th April 1770 ; 
Jane, born 29th May 1773 (marr. 1794, 
- Renwick, New York), died 1850. She 
was the heroine of Burns s song, "I gaed 
a waefu gate yestreen." Publication Ac 
count of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 
vil).[Tombst. ; Wallace s Life and Works 
of Burns, iii., 137.] 

ANDREW BROWN, D.D. ; pres. by 
the commissioner for David, Earl 
of Mansfield, 6th Feb., and adm. 

11th Sept. 1795; trans, to New Greyfriars, 

Edinburgh, 18th Oct. 1799. 




HENRY LAURIE, licen. by Presb. of 
18QO Edinburgh 24th April 1799; pres. 
by the commissioner for William, 
Earl of Mansfield, Nov. 1799 ; ord. 8th May 
1800; died 3rd Dec. 1808, aged 38. He 
marr. 12th April 1802, Robina (died 9th 
Dec. 1851), daugh. of Richard Broun, min. 
of this parish, and had issue Robina, 
born 24th Jan. 1803 (marr. Matthew 
Graham of Priesthead) ; William Francis 
Hunter, W.S., born 26th June 1805, died 
2nd March 1869 ; Mainie Griselda Napier, 
born 28th Feb. 1807. 

THOMAS GIBSON, born Closeburn, 
1770, son of Alexander G., farmer; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunfermline 7th Sept 1796 ; 
pres. by commissioner for William, Earl 
of Mansfield, and ord. 21st Sept. 1809; 
died unmarr. 17th March 1834. After a 
long and expensive litigation, he succeeded 
in recovering a considerable portion of the 
glebe which had been wrested from one of 
his predecessors. 

William, Earl of Mansfield, in March, 
and ord. 18th Sept. 1834 ; trans, to 
Stenton 22nd Nov. 1849. 

1850 ^ ^ n i ans > Stirlingshire, 18th Oct. 
1800, son of John L. and Janet 
Martin ; educated at Univs. of Glasgow 
and Edinburgh ; tutor in the family of Sir 
Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, Bart. ; licen. 
by Presb. of Stranraer 7th March 1827 ; 
ord. to Chapel-of-Ease, Montrose, 17th 
Sept. 1829 ; adm. (assistant and successor) 
to Lady Glenorchy s Church, Edinburgh, 
22nd Dec. 1831 ; app. first Principal of 
Queen s College, Kingston, Canada, 27th 
Oct. 1841 [Queen s College was opened 
9th March 1842. The staff consisted of 
two professors, and Principal Liddell acted 
as Professor of Philosophy, Logic, Hebrew, 
Church History, and Theology. His col 
league, Peter Colin Campbell, became 
Principal of Aberdeen Univ.] ; D.D. (Edin 
burgh 1841); returned to Scotland in 
1846, and was adm. to this parish 29th 
March 1850; died llth June 1880. He 

marr. Susan Anne Jane, daugh. of Lieut. - 
Col. Robert Stewart of Fin castle, and 
Louisa Graham, and widow of Col. Robert 
son Callendar, and had issue Susan, died 
at Bournemouth, 14th May 1884 ; Louisa 
Janet, died 4th Feb. 1842. 

ROBERT NEILL RAE, born Glasgow, 
27th April 1845, son of John R. and 
Agnes Neill ; educated at Collegiate 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1st 
May 1868) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
10th June 1868 ; assistant at Bargeddie 
Mission and Langloan, Old Monkland ; 
ord. to Howwood Chapel, Lochwinnoch, 
30th Jan. 1873 ; adm. to Macleod Parish, 
Glasgow, 1st May 1879 ; tvans. and adm. 
llth Jan. 1881. Marr. 17th June 1879, 
Eleanora Alexandrina, daugh. of Neil 
Mackenzie, min. of Kilchrenan, and has 
issue Neil Mackenzie Neill, farmer, South 
Africa, born 7th July 1880. 

JOHN M COLL, born Larkhall, Lanark- 
lg shire, 22nd April 1883, son of Archi 
bald M. and Margaret Wright ; 
educated at Muir St. School, Larkhall 
Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1905), B.D. (1913); licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton May 1913 ; assistant at Spring- 
burn Parish, Glasgow ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 5th March 1915. 


[The Lady Knowe at Moffat is under 
stood to mark the site of a church of St 
Mary. On the lands of Kirkbriderig was 
a chapel of St Bride. Near it the Knights 
Hospitalers had a chapel of St Cuthbert, of 
which the ruins remain. The church was 
dedicated to St Mary. There was a Well 
of St John.] 

DAVID MAIN, reader from 1567 to 
1567 1586. 

STEPHEN WILSON, parson in 1583. 
He held also the vicarage of Glen- 
devon (q.v.). [Reg. of Deeds, xxi., 






ROBERT WOOD, pros, by James VT. 
1586 13th Jan. 1586. 

1601 burgh, 28th July 1596); he was 
authorised to preach in St Cuthbert s, 
Edinburgh, during the will of the Presb. 
23rd May 1598 : pres. to the parsonage and 
vicarage by James VI. 30th July 1601. He 
marr. 12th March 1602, Margaret Ker, 
Edinburgh, and had issue. His grand- 
daugh., Sarah Fothringham, was served 
heir 9th Feb. 1650 [Edi. Presb. .Re;/.; 
Key. (Marr.)-. In,]. Ret. Edin., 1021.] 

from Kilmarnock, and adm. before 
8th June 1610. He was pres. by 
Charles I. to the sub-deanery of Glasgow 
9th Dec. 1628, but continued here till 
22nd Nov. 1630 ; promoted to Bishopric of 
Brechin (q.v.) 15th Sept. 1635. 

DAVID WAUGH, M.A. : min. in 1632; 
1632 trans> to Kirkpatrick-Juxta about 




from Kirkpatrick-Juxta ; adm. be 
tween 29th March and 30th June 
1637 ; trans, to Kirkcudbright after 13th 
July 1639. [Reg. Old Dec., iii. ; AnnandaJe 
M8S. (Hist. Mamisct^ipts Commus.), 15 
Rep., appendix ix., 47.] 

163g dreAvs 1633); pres. by James, Lord 
Johnstone, in response to a petition 
from the parishioners, and ord. 16th 
July 1639 ; still min. 20th July 1647. He 
marr., and had issue John, min. of Mous- 
wald. [The Annandale Family Book, i., 
clxxxi. ; Dumfries Presb. 

1660 from Douglas before 1660 ; he was a 
commissioner from the Synod of 
Dumfries in 1660 to that of Lothian and 
Tweeddale, and is named by Wodrow 
among those who refused to submit to 
Episcopacy in 1662. It is, however, prob 
able he was trans, to Westerkirk about 
1663. [Lothian Ryn. Rey. ; Wodrow s 
7/Vsf., i., 326.] 

DAVID JOHNSTON, burgess of Perth, 
1664 son ^ ^ ean Johnston ; passed trials 
before the Presb. of Perth and got 
a testimonial for license 1st July 1663 : 
adm. about 1664 ; still in the charge 20th 
Feb. 1685 ; died 4th Aug. 1687. He marr. (1 ) 
Elizabeth Robertson, who died before 15th 
May 1667, and had issue David, writer, 
Perth ; Andrew, bursar of the city of 
Edinburgh 1685 : (2) Sarah Johnston, who 
was alive in 1716. [G. R. Inhib., 10th July 
1668; Pencaitfand tiess. Rey. , Perth Fas., 
iii., 398 ; Ed-ni. Comic. Reff.] 


GEORGE MAITLAND, a native of 
Buchan, Aberdeenshire; M.A. (King s 
College, Aberdeen, 24th Aug. 1680) ; 
min. in 1688 ; deprived by the Privy Coun 
cil, 17th Sept, 1689, for neither reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates nor praying for 
William and Mary. He went to England, 
: got a curacy, and died about 1693. [M8. 
Ace. of Min., 1689 : Petcrkin s Constitution 
1 of the Church.] 


16gs burgh 1679); took orders as a 

deacon under Episcopacy ; received 

into communion by Presbyterians ; ord. to 

Bowden 7th Jan. 1692: adm. after 24th 

April 1695 ; died 19th Jan. 1721, aged 

about 71. He had issue George, surgeon, 

Moffat, died July 1736. [A cts of As*., 

j 1695; Dumfries Tests.] 

ROBERT WALLACE, ord. 29th Aug. 

1723 1723 - trans - to ^ TGW Greyfriars, 
Edinburgh, 22nd Nov. 1733. 

JAMES M EWEN, licen. by Presb. of 
1734 J e( lburgh 14tn Ju y l711 ; ord. to 
Johnstone 26th Dec. 1733; pres. by 
the tutrix to George, Marquess of Annan- 
dale, in Feb., and adm. 25th April 1734 ; 
dep. 27th Dec. 1741, on his own confession, 
for adultery. He appeared before the 
congregation, in sackcloth, on six Sundays, 
and was solemnly rebuked on each of these 
appearances by one of his late co-presbyters. 
He went to Ireland, where he threw himself 
over a precipice, previous to 27th Oct. 1745. 
[Edin. Recj. (/??.).] 




Aug. 1716, eldest son of John J. of 
Galabank, near Annan, and Anna, 
daugh. of William Ralston ; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 8th Jan. 1739): tutor at Com- 
longan : licen. by Presb. of Middlebie 5th 
May 1742 : pres. by George, Marquess of 
Annandale, 9th Aug. 1743 ; ord. 23rd July 
1747. The settlement was delayed in con 
sequence of a libel at the instance of 
certain parishioners, of which he was ac 
quitted. He died unmarr. 16th Jan. 1761. 
Publications Three single Sermons (Edin 
burgh, 1754-60), the last, Death and its 
Consequences considered, being the only 
sermon printed in Scotland on the death 
of George II. ; A View of the " Edin- 
buryk Revieiv" pointing out the spirit and 
tendency of that paper (Edinburgh, 1755). 
[Tombst. ; Douglas s MS. Baronage ; 
Mori-en s Ann., i. ; Acts of Ass., 1745-6; 
Historical Families of Dumfriesshire, 179.] 

JOHN WALKER, M.D., D.D. ; trans. 
1762 fr m Glencorse ; pres. by the curator 
of George, Marquess of Annandale, 
4th March, and adm. 8th June 1762. He 
was appointed Prof, of Natural History in 
the Univ. of Edinburgh 15th June 1779. 
The Presb. subsequently found that his 
holding this office was incompatible with 
his continuing niin. of Moffat. Against 
this decision an appeal was taken to the 
Synod, who found that the Presb. had 
acted precipitately and irregularly, and 
ordered the minutes relating to this 
matter to be erased. The case was ap 
pealed to the General Assembly, but there 
is no record of its being heard there. 
Trans, to Colinton 13th Feb. 1783. 

ALEXANDER BROWN, licen. by Presb. 
1783 of Wigtown 20th Nov. 1744 ; ord. to 
Tongland 30th Aug. 1748 ; trans, to 
Hoddam 26th July 1783; pres. by the 
curator of George, Marquess of Annan- 
dale, 21st April, and adm. 29th Oct. 1783; 
died 16th March 1800. He marr. 25th 
Nov. 1751, Penelope (died 10th Dec. 1809), 
daugh. of William Muir of Cassencarry, and 
had issue William; Marion, born 16th 
March 1 756 (marr. Peter Norris) ; and two 

others. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair s Stat. Ace., ii.). 

Cranshaws 27th Sept. 1792 ; pres. by 
James, Earl of Hopetoun, 13th Sept, 
1800 ; adm. 4th Feb. 1801 ; died 19th Sept. 
1851. in his 87th year. He marr. (1) (pro 
10th June 1795) Jane (died 17th July 1812), 
daugh. of Robert Murray, merchant and 
bailie of the Canongate : (2) 15th Nov. 
1816, Alison Anderson, who died 10th Oct. 
1846, and had issue Agnes ; George Hume 
Murray ; Alexander ; Jane (marr. Robert 
Todd) : Catherine, died 22nd Oct. 1829. 

John James Hope Johnstone of 
Annandale 13th June, and ord. 

(assistant and successor) 24th Aug. 1843 ; 

trans, to Glasscrton 12th July 1849. 

JOHN STUART, trans, from Newton- 
on-Ayr, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 26th Oct. 1849; trans, 
to Stirling 18th May 1853. 

Dundee, 16th March 1800, son of 
Patrick M., D.D., min. of St Paul s, 
Dundee : educated at Dundee Grammar 
School and Univs. of St Andrews and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dundee ; 
Lecturer on Natural History (a new 
lectureship founded by Dr Chalmers) in 
the Univ. of St Andrews, 1825-7; M.A., 
Honorary (St Andrews 1828) ; assistant at 
St George s, Edinburgh; ord. (by Presb. 
of Edinburgh) chaplain of the Scottish 
Church, Ceylon, 25th Dec. 1830; min. 
of St Andrew s Church, Colombo, 1839- 
53 ; D.D. (St Andrews 1844). He came 
home on furlough in 1852, and was adm. 
to this parish 29th July 1853; LL.D. 
(Edinburgh 1870); died 12th Feb. 1884. 
He marr. 2nd Jan. 1840, Jessie (died 29th 
July 1900), daugh. of Lieut. -Col. David 
Robertson-Macdonald, son of Dr William 
Robertson, the historian, and Margarita 
Macdonald of Kinloch-Moidart, and had 
issue Patrick, merchant, China, born 
12th Sept. 1840, died 19th Aug. 1880; 
Margarita Macdonald, born 22nd Dec. 1842 




(marr. 1863, Andrew Whyte Green of 
Pendleton, Ceylon) ; Pauline Trevelyan, 
born 7th Jan. 1844, died 9th Feb. 1910; 
David Robertson, sub-manager of River 
Plate Loan and Agency Co., born 2nd Dec. 
1847. died 6th Feb. 1900 ; Jessie Macdonald, 
born 8th Dec. 1848 (marr. Robert Walter 
Weir, D.D.,min. of Greyfriars Parish, Dum 
fries) : Agnes Gibson, born 12th Dec. 1849 ; 
Haliburton John, Ceylon Survey Service, 
born 14th Nov. 1851, died 29th July 1885 : 
Catharine Beckwith, born 1st March 1855 ; 
Symers Douglas, Invermoidart, Inverness- 
shire, L.R.C.P.E., born 27th Dec. 1857. 
Publications Elements of the Economy of 
Nature ; or the Principles of Physics, 
Chemistry, and Physiology (Edinburgh, 
1830; 2nd ed., London, 1856); Inquiries 
concerning the Medium of Light and the 
Form of its Molecules (Edinburgh, 1833) ; 
On the beautiful, the Picturesque, and the 
Sublime, (London, 1837 ; reproduced as 
The Philosophy of the Keautiful, Edin 
burgh, 1855) : The Catholic Spirit of the 
True Religion (London, 1840) ; An Inquiry 
into Human Nature (Edinburgh, 1853) ; 
Christian Doctrine in the Words of Scrip 
ture, arranged as a Catechism (Edinburgh, 
1854 ; also published in Singalese) ; The 
First Lines of Science Simplified, and the 
Structure of Molecules Attempted (Edin 
burgh, 1860) ; A Sketch of a Philosophy, 
four parts (London, 1868-74); A Science 
Primer (Edinburgh, 1878) ; A Supplement 
to a Sketch of a Philosophy (London, 1881) ; 
"On the Germination of Ferns" (Trans. 
Edin, Phil. Soc., vol. x.); "A Double- 
stroke Completely Exhausting Air-Pump" 
(Edinburgh Philosophical Journal) ; edited 
Quarterly Journal of Agriculture, 1828 ; 
numerous contributions to medical and 
scientific journals. [The Scotsman, 13th 
Feb. 1884 ; The Athenceum, 16th Feb. 1884 ; 
Diet. Nat. Biog. ; private information.] 

1884 Mutnill > Perthshire, 14th June 1851, 
son of Donald B., farmer, and Janet 
Clow ; educated at Collegiate Institution, 
Liverpool, and Univs. of Glasgow and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dunblane 
25th Nov. 1875 ; assistant at Glendevon 

and at Row ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
at Aberfoyle 3rd Feb. 1876; trans, to St 
Ninians, Stirling, 22nd June 1880 ; trans, 
and adm. 27th Aug. 1884; died 29th July 
1890. He marr. 3rd Aug. 1876, Louisa 
Wilhelmina, daugh. of James Buchan and 
Anne Marshall, and had issue Anne 
Marshall, born llth July 1877, died 19th 
Jan. 1903 ; John James, born 26th April 
1879; Janet Clow, born 12th Dec. 1880 
(marr. 6th June 1904, James Lindsay); 
Louis William, born 17th Aug. 1882 ; Mar 
garet Austin, born 30th April 1884 ; Mary 
Campbell, born 12th July 1886, died 21st 
March 1889. 

ROBERT SOMERS, born Logic, Perth 
shire, 27th Aug. 1857, son of Robert 
S., schoolmaster, and Susannah 
Miller ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1879), B.D. (1882); licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews in 1882 ; assistant at St Giles, 
Edinburgh ; ord. to Gartsherrie llth Dec. 
1884 ; trans, and adm. 19th Feb. 1891. 
Marr. (1) 18th Aug. 1885, Jessie Usher 
(died 24th Jan. 1890), daugh. of John 
Usher Somner and Agnes Clay, and has 
issue Robert, born 4th June 1886, served 
in Australian Horse in European War, 
1915; Agnes Mary, born 6th June 1888, 
died 14th May 1893; Jessie Usher, born 
26th Dec. 1889 : (2) 21st June 1900, Jane, 
daugh. of Thomas Lamb, merchant, Liver 
pool, and Mary Osborne. 


[The church was dedicated to St Peter, 
and near it was St Peter s Well.] 

THOMAS WEIR, reader, Nov. 
1569 1569. 

JOHN EDGAR, reader from 1576 to 
1576 1585. 


John H. of Newton ; adm. to Ruther- 

glen 21st March 1604 ; trans, to Little 

Dalton in 1611; adm. here about 1615; 

still min. 17th July 1627. He had issue 

John ; and a daugh. [Acts and Dec., 




ccclvii., 20; Reg. Assig.; Bannatyne Mis- 
cell., iii.] 

eldest son of William M., merchant 
burgess of Dumfries ; M.A. (St An 
drews 1626) : min. in 1637 ; refusing to 
conform to Episcopacy, he was suspended 
by the Synod 28th April 1664, and con 
fined to his parish. He relinquished the 
charge, and died at Dumfries, 7th June 
1677. He marr. Elizabeth Ramsay, who 
died 24th July 1661, and had issue 
Alexander, conjoined with his father in a 
sasine of land at Dumfries 25th Nov. 
1664 ; James, graduated at St Andrews 
in 1656 ; Thomas ; and a child, bapt. 3rd 
Oct. 1652. [Dumfries A ffls., 14th Dec. 
1639 ; Jedburgh Presb. ; Dumfries Reg. 
(Deaths) : Dumfries Tests. ; Wodrow s 
Hist. New Gen. Reg. Sas., xi. ; Commis. 
to Ass., 1638, 1648 ; Baillie ; s Lett. ; G. R. 
Ifornings, 15th Dec. 1670.] 

JOHN LEARMONTH, born 1642, son 

7 of John L., min. of Moffat ; M.A. 

(Edinburgh, 31st July 1662) ; licen. 

by George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 26th April 

1666 ; adm. before 16th July 1674 ; outed 

at the Revolution ; died at Dumfries, 9th 

June 1726. [Reg. Collat. ; Dumfries Reg. 

(Deaths) ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Rule s 

Sec. Vindication ; P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., iv., 


JOHN DUNLOP, passed trials before 
the Presb. of Lanark ; was recom 
mended for license 24th May 1682 ; 
called in March, and ord. (at Lochmaben, 
by Presb. of Dumfries) 29th May 1691 ; 
a member of Assembly in 1692 ; had his 
kirk and manse repaired by order of the 
Duke of Queensberry in 1705, at an 
expense of 660, 16s. 4cl., which the min. 
laid out, and which remained long unpaid. 
He was dep. in 1715. He took up his 
residence at Kilmarnock, and subsequently 
at Irvine. The date of his death is un 
known. He marr. 22nd Sept. 1691, Agnes, 
daugh. of Bailie John Irving of Drum- 
coltran, parish of Kirkgunzeon, and had 
issue Agnes. [Dumfries Reg. (Marr. and 
Bapt.) ; Acts of Ass., 1715, 1716.] 

JOHN WHITEHEAD, born 1679, son 
1717 of John W. of Bonarick ; ord. 24th 
March 1717 ; died unmarr. 5th July 
1736. [Dumfries 7V.<tfs. ; Tombst.~\ 

1737 P res> ky Charles, Duke of Queens- 
berry, Dec. 1736 ; ord. 21st April 
1737 ; trans, to Durisdeer 5th April 1744. 


JAMES LORIMER, called 31st Jan., 
and ord. 2nd May 1745; trans, to 

Yarrow 6th Feb. 1765. 

JAMES MOODY, pres. by Charles, Duke 
17Q6 of Queensberry, 1st July 1765 ; ord. 
13th March 1766 ; trans, to Second 
Charge, Perth, llth June 1772. 

1772 son ^ -Abraham D., a native of 
Cumberland, who was a student at 
the Univ. of Glasgow in 1730; ord. Aug. 
1770 min. of a Presbyterian congregation at 
Blennerhasset, Cumberland ; pres. to this 
parish by Charles, Duke of Queensberry 

| and Dover, 18th July, and adm. 17th Dec. 

I 1772 ; died 4th Nov. 1824, in his 88th year. 

: He marr. Janet Richardson, who died 25th 
July 1821, and had issue Richard Low- 
thian, born 14th May 1767 ; Ann, born 8th 

I Dec. 1768 (marr. 14th Nov. 1796, Abraham 
Dickson, captain of the Elizabeth of Liver- 

| pool), died 10th March 1847 ; Robert, born 
16th May 1771, died 18th Oct. 1813; 
Elizabeth, born 19th March 1773, died llth 
April 1774 ; Gilbert, born 28th Dec. 1774, 
died 24th Sept. 1796 ; Janet, born 26th 
Oct. 1776 (marr. 29th Aug. 1805, Oswald 
Hunter, surgeon, East Indies) ; Abraham, 
born 25th Aug. 1778; James, born 29th 
June 1780, died 24th Oct. 1784; Bryce 
(twin), born 29th June 1780, died 8th Nov. 
1780; Margaret (marr. Thomas Hastings, 
min. of Wanlockhead). Publication Ac 
count of the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., 


son of John M. and Mary Beveridge ; 

licen. by Presb. of Penpont 5th 

April 1813 ; pres. by Charles, Marquess of 

Queensberry, 19th July, and ord. 22nd 




Sept. 1825; died 28th Sept. 1861, aged 75. 
He man-. Helen (died 5th Dec. 1840), 
daugh. of Alexander Monilaws, min. of 
Kirkpatrick - Fleming, and had issue 
Helen, horn 22nd May 1829, died 7th 
Oct. 1861 ;. Alexander John, min. of Eddle- 
ston, born 4th Feb. 1831 ; Patrick, M.D., 
Dumfries, born 30th Nov. 1832, died 9th 
Nov. 1911 : Mary Beveridge, born 3rd Dec. 

ANDREW GRAY, M.A. ; trans, from 
New Church, Dumfries ; adm. 3rd 
July 1802; trans, to Morningside, 
Edinburgh, 19th Jan. 1865. 

JOHN GILLESPIE, born Annanbank, 
Johnstone, Dumfriesshire, 2nd April 
1836, son of James G., farmer, and 
Margaret Johnston ; educated at Wamphray 
School, Dumfries Academy (dux 1852), and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1857); licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 5th July 1861 ; assistant 
at Middle Parish, Paisley, and West Parish, 
Dairy; ord. 26th Sept. 1865; clerk of Presb. 
in 1875 ; clerk of Synod in 1875 ; LL.D. 
(Glasgow 1897) ; convener of the Committee 
on Small Livings, 1897-1912 ; chairman of 
West of Scotland Agricultural College in 
1899 ; vice-president and chairman of Direc 
tors, Highland and Agricultural Society of 
Scotland in 1900 ; Moderator of Assembly 
19th May 1903; depute-clerk of Assembly 
1907-12 ; Examiner in Agriculture, Glasgow 
Univ. ; member of the joint-board for con 
ferring National Agricultural Diplomas; and 
other offices. The most notable among the 
rural mins. of his time, he enjoyed wide 
popularity, and was familiarly spoken of as 
the " Minister of Agriculture for Scotland." 
He died 14th Feb. 1912. He marr. 9th 
June 1868, Jessie Kirkwood Crichton, 
daugh. of John Patrick and Elizabeth 
Burns Crichton, and had issue Jane 
Crichton, born 3rd July 1869 ; Margaret 
Johnston, born 23rd Nov. 1870 (marr. 9th 
June 1905, William Halliday Gillespie, 
merchant, Burma) ; Elizabeth Lilias 
Crichton, born 2nd Sept. 1873 (marr. 
2nd Dec. 1913, James Campbell Aikman, 
Glasgow) ; Jessie Crichton Patrick, born 
17th May 1876; Mary Reid Tomlinson, 

born 17th April 1886. Publications 
Formers and Income Tax : Jlfanual of 
Agricultural Holdings Act ; "Agriculture 
of Dumfriesshire" (Prize Essay, Trans. 
Hiali. Soc., 1868-9) ; The J tumour* of Scot 
tish Life. (Edinburgh, 1904) ; editor of 
( T a/lo a>/ Herd /looJi (1878-1912); numerous 
contributions to Transactions of Highland 
Society. [The, Scotsman, 15th Feb. 1912.] 

Aberdeen, 27th Aug. 1878, son of 
James Skinner M., min. of Little 
Dunkeld ; educated at Dunkelcl Royal 
School, George Watson s College, Edin 
burgh, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1899), B.D. (1904); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunkeld 3rd May 1904 ; in charge of 
Straloch Royal Bounty Mission, Moulin, 
1904-5 ; ord. (by Presb. of Dunkeld) min. 
of St Andrew s Presbyterian Church, 
Naauwpoort, Cape Colony, 8th Oct. 1905 ; 
adm. to this parish 7th May 1912 ; trans, 
to Stenton 16th May 1916. He marr. 29th 
July 1915, Mary Wylie Woodman, younger 
daugh. of the Rev. Francis Ross, New 
Glasgow, Nova Scotia, late of St Luke s, 
Demerara, and Grenada. 

ALEXANDER MOIR, born Aberdeen, 
18th July 1873, son of Alexander M. 
1916 and Ann Scott; educated at Ruthrie- 
ston Public School, Aberdeen, Church of 
Scotland Training College and University, 
Aberdeen, and Glasgow University ; M.A. 
(Glasgow 1912) ; licen. by Presb. of Hamil 
ton 3rd May 1910 ; assistant at Avendale, 
Cardonald, and St Andrew s, Glasgow ; 
ord. to Carfin Chapel-of-Ease 19th Sept. 
1913; trans, and adm. 29th Sept. 1916. 
Marr. 7th Oct. 1913, Mary Strachan, and 
has issue Ian Alexander, born 27th June 
1914 ; Robert Scott, born 24th July 1916. 


[Abermelk was a mensal kirk of the 
Archbishop of Glasgow. The parish name 
was changed in the seventeenth century 
to that of its patron saint. There was a 
Well of Our Lady.] 



WILLIAM HOUSTON, brother of 
Patrick H. of that ilk ; pres. by 
James VI. 3rd Dec. 1575 ; still rnin. j 
in 1585. [Reg. AssigJ\ 

DAVID ROGERS, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1612 28t ^ ^ U ^ 15 ^)> being then under 
twenty-five ; was on the Exercise at 
Lanark 13th Nov. 1602 ; pres. to Caer- 
laverock 3rd Dec. 1605; adm. here 1612, 
having Tundergarth also in charge ; re 
moved to Tundergarth before 28th May 
1624. He was readm. in 1630. He had 
a decreet served on him to remove from 
12 or 14 acres of kirkland, but they still 
remain in possession of his successors. He 
marr. Nov. 1644, Barbara Johnston, in the 
parish of Dumfries. [Reg. Assig. ; Durie : s 
Dec. ; Dumfries Reg. (Marr.).] 

i860 16H) son f Duncan F. and Mar 
garet Ramsay ; M.A. (St Andrews 
1631); he had been "ane conformist in 
Ireland, preached three quarters of a year 
in Edinburgh, and been two years with the 
armie ;) ; was proposed for the parish of 
Livingston in 1646 ; was settled in this 
charge in 1650. Refusing to conform to 
Episcopacy in 1662, he was confined to the 
parish. He was apprehended for holding 
a conventicle. He acted as clerk to a 
General Meeting of Presbyterian mins. in 
Edinburgh, 24th May 1676 ; was examined 
by the Privy Council 8th Feb. 1677 ; sent 
to the Bass 3rd Aug. 1677. Having been 
liberated, he died at Edinburgh, 28th May j 
1686. He marr. Christian, daugh. of Tor- j 
quil Macneil, and had issue Alexander ; 
John, min. of Stirling; James, advocate, 
died 1705; William, W.S., died 1st Oct. 
1701; Elizabeth; Barbara, died aged 18; 
Christian (marr. 12th Jan. 1693, George 
Murray of Murray tkvf&ite). [Dumfries and 
Linlith. Presb. Regs. ; Dumfries Tests. ; 
Edin. Reg. (Bur.) ; Wodrow s Hist., ii., 355 
[where he is called Andrew]; Monteith s 
Theater of Mortality, i. ; Bass Rod:] 

1677 in 1677; trans, to Dalgety in 


1682 -Andrews, 26th July 1673) ; min. in 
1682. The church was vacant in 
1689 ; he was alive, however, and paid the 
poll tax in 1701. He marr. 12th Jan. 1682, 
Anna, daugh. of James Blair, min of Rossie 
[Inchture], and had issue Mary (marr. 
John Kenne, writer, Aberdour). From this 
min. the Somervilles of Whitccroft are 
descended. [Rossie Sess. Reg.; Edin. Reg. 
(Marr.) ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

JAMES MURRAY, son of William 
1699 ^ urra y f Murraythwaite ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 9th July 1694); Keen, 
by Presb. of Dalkeith 31st May 1698 ; ord. 
5th May 1699 ; died March 1735, aged about 
61. He marr. 7th Dec. 1714, Agnes Car- 
ruthers, and had issue James, born 30th 
June 1724. His widow marr. again, and 
died 15th May 1751. 

1736 George II. 31st May 1735 ; ord. 2nd 
Sept. 1736; trans, to Carstairs 19th 
Oct. 1748. 

DAVID IMRIE, M.A. (St Andrews, 5th 
1751 May 1730); chaplain in the family 
of Sir William Johnstone of Wester- 
hall, Bart. ; licen. by Presb. of Middlebie 
27th Oct. 1736; ord. to Dalton 7th May 
1741 ; pres. by George II. 8th March 1749 ; 
adm. 20th June 1751 ; clerk of Synod 16th 
Oct. 1759; died 28th Sept. 1783, in his 
72nd year. He marr. 12th June 1744, 
Elizabeth Johnstone, who died 1st Oct. 
1780, aged 68. Publications The Necessity 
of the Almighty Power and (huce of God 
to Cure Sin, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1748); 
A Letter [in which he anticipated the 
speedy conversion of the Jews, and restora 
tion to their own land] (Edinburgh, 1755) 
[this letter he ordered to be suppressed, 
promising the publication of a larger work, 
which never appeared]. [Tombst. ; Mon- 
creiff s Life of Erskine ; Davidson s Lett. ; 
Scots Mag., xvii.] 

DAVID DICKS ON, born 1750, son of 

1784 ^ ^ Locharwoods ; pres. by George 

III. in Feb., and ord. 6th May 1784 ; 

died unmaiT. 5th Feb. 1803. Publication 




Account of the Parish (Sinclair s Xtt. 
Ac<\, xi.). [Tombst.] 

ANDKEW JAMESON, horn 1779, son 
1803 ^ a soa pboiler ln Tjeith : licen. by 
Presb. of Linlithgow 30th Dec. 1801 : 
pres. by George III. 8th March, and ord. 
18th Aug. 1803; died 29th March 1861. 
He inarr. 24th Feb. 1808, Elizabeth Morse 
(died 30th Aug. 1853), daugh. of John 
Carmichael, Calcutta, and had issue 
Thomas Ross, M.I)., Inspector-General of 
Army Hospitals, born 3rd Feb. 1809, died 
at Lympstone, 6th July 1886 ; Jane Miller, 
born 23rd April 1810; John Carmichael, 
surgeon, Melbourne, born 5th Sept. 1812; 
William Warner, born 3rd May 1814 ; Ann 
Carmichael, born llth Aug. 1816, died 
llth Jan. 1828 ; Robert Charles Frederick, 
born 26th May 1818. Publication Ac 
count of the Parish (A>^ Stat. Ace., iv.). 

1861 burgh, llth Nov. 1819, son of John 
A. and Helen Hood Mein : educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh ; ord. to Johnstone Chapel-of- 
Ease, Renfrewshire, 2nd May 1849 ; trans, 
to St Mary s Chapel-of-Ease, Dumfries, 
7th May 1852; trans, and adm. 29th Nov. 
1861; died 29th March 1868. He marr. 
30th April 1855, Margaret (died 14th Aug. 
1914), daugh. of James Jardine, farmer, 
Applegarth, and Margaret J ardine, and had 
issue Margaret Jardine, born 25th April 
1856 ; Jane Isabella, born 5th June 1858 
(marr. 4th Nov. 1880, Joseph Carruthers, 
banker, Sanquhar); James John Mein, born 
14th Nov. 1860; Robert David Jardine 
Mein, W.S., born 4th July 1864, died loth 
Aug. 1910 ; Elizabeth Agnes, born 14th 
Feb. 1866 (marr. 31st March 1886, Frank 
Hunter, W.S.). 

JAMES PROPHIT, son of William P., 
1868 bailiff, Edinkillie, and Annie Ross ; 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (King s College 1850); licen. by Presb. 
of Forres 28th June 1854 ; ord. to Dunross- 
ness 30th Sept. 1858 ; trans, and adm. 30th 
Oct. 1868 ; died 15th Feb. 1889. He marr. 
(1) 4th Oct. 1858, Elizabeth Janet (died 
25th Jan. 1867), daugh. of James Grierson 

of Quendale, Shetland, and had issue- 
James Maxwell Grant, born 15th Sept. 
1859; Grace Nina Turnbull, born 7th July 
1861 ; William Craigie, 1st Batt. Wiltshire 
Yeomanry, born 1th April 1864, died at 
Winburg, Orange Free State, 31st March 
1901 ; Elizabeth Grant, born 22nd April 
! 1865 : (2) 30th Nov. 1869, Jemima Allan 
(died 9th Aug. 1877), daugh. of William 
; Ker, Ninewar, East Lothian, and had issue 
Robert, born 2nd Jan. 1873 ; Edith Mary, 
born 28th Aug. 1875 : (3) 2nd March 1880, 
Sarah, daugh. of the I lev. Archibald Simp 
son, The Leigh. Shelford, Victoria, Aus 
tralia (she marr. (2) Kith Oct. 1895, Charles 
Hessel Todd, min. of East U.F. Church, 
Aberdeen), and had issue Archibald Leigh, 
born 27th Feb. 1881, died 7th April 1885. 

1889 ^ 01> boy, ^ <0 - Longford, Ireland, 9th 
June 1858, son of Robert Winning 
F., min. at Corboy. afterwards at Coleraine, 
Co. Deny, and Elizabeth M Kinstry ; edu 
cated at Dublin, London, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; B.A. (Dublin 1882): licen. by 
Presb. of Dublin in 1884 : assistant at 
Melrose and St Bernard s Parish, Edin 
burgh ; ord. 20th Aug. 1889. Marr. 31st 
March 1891, Emily, daugh. of William St 
George Yeates and Frances Walker, and 
has issue Winifred M Kinstry Lenore, 
born 25th June 1894, died 19th April 1912. 


[A new church was opened here, 10th 
Nov. 1900.] 

DAVID ROGERS, M.A. ; trans, from 
1612 Castlemilk [St Mungo] in 1612 ; pres. 
to Melrose by James VI. 28th May 
1624, but he remained here, and was a 
member of Assembly in 1638 ; he removed 
again to St Mungo (probably then con 
joined). \Commiss. to Ass., 1638.] 

164g in 1648 ; trans, to Lochmaben in 
WQ3.[Commiss. to Ass., 1648.] 

165g son of John W., citizen of St An 
drews : M.A. (St Andrews 1626) ; 
schoolmaster of Errol from 14th Nov. 1630 




to 13th Nov. 1651, and on the Exercise 
at St Andrews 26th Jan. 1643. He 
was adm. to this parish in 1659 ; de- 
deprived by Act of Parliament llth June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662 ; died before 1668. He marr. (1) 
Margaret Dury. who died in 1659, and had 
issue Andrew, author of Meditation* 
representing a Glimpse of Glory, died before 
1673; John, a inin. of the Church, who 
suffered in the time of persecution, born 
1649, died at Perth, April 1679 : James, 
styled writer, Edinburgh, in 1679 [Dr Hew 
Scott confounds him with James Wellwood, 
M.D., author of Memoirs of the most 
material Transactions in England, who 
was a son of Robert Wellwood of Touch] ; 
Helen. By a second marriage he had a 
daugh., Mary. [G. R. Sat., li., 38 : Tombs*. ; I 
Errol Hess. Re<j. ; Wodrow s Hist. ; Howie s 
Collection ; Chalmers s Dunfermline, ii. ; 
Fife Sheriff Court Deeds, 14th July 1670 ; 
Fife Sas., viii., 240 ; -ibid., xi., 55 ; Howie s 
Scots Worthies.] 

JAMES ROBERTSON, ord. after 1st 
Dec. 1663 ; trans, to Nenthorn in 



JOHN PATERSON, min. in 1682.- 
1682 [Old Edin. Club Book, viii., 100]. 

WILLIAM ARNOTT, M.A. ; min. in 
1684 1684; trans, to Abdie in 1685. 

- JOHNSTON, deserted his charge 
1689 in 1689. [J/.S . Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

16gl T., burgess, Aberdeen ; educated at 
Marischal College, 1671-5 ; ord. (at 
Lochmaben, by the Presb. of Dumfries) 
27th May 1691 ; dem. about April 1716. 
His wife, a Wellwood, perhaps a daugh. 
of his predecessor of that name, died in 
1716, aged 71. [Dumfries Presb. Reg.; 

ANDREW CLERK, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1717 30th April 1700) ; licen. by Presb. of | 

Middlebie 21st May 1712 ; ord. 26th ! 

Dec. 1717 ; died 6th June 1754, in his 74th i 

year. He marr. 30th Aug. 1720, Katherine { 

Johnstone, who died 21st Feb. 1747, and 
had issue Jean ; Mary ; Margaret ; Kathe 
rine, born 5th March 1731 ; Agnes, born 
24th Oct. 1734. [Test. Jteg., Dumfries; 

ANDREW JAFFREY, pres. by the 

1755 commissioner for David, Viscount 

Stormont, 4th Jan., and ord. 6th 

March 1755 ; trans, to Ruthwell 27th Nov. 


JOSEPH FERGUSSON, licen. by Presb. 
1761 of Edinburgh, 27th June 1759 ; pres. 
by the commissioner for David, Vis 
count Stormont, 4th Jan., and ord. 17th 
Sept. 1761 : died unman-. 18th Jan. 1791, 
in 73rd year. [Tombst.] 

RICHARD PAXTON, licen. by Presb. 
17gl of Langholm 6th May 1783; ord. by 
the Presbyterian Classis of Camber- 
land, Aag. 1785, min. of a congregation 
at Haddlescough, from which he removed 
to Penrith; pres. to this parish by the 
commissioner for David, Viscount Stor 
mont, in June, and adm. 8th Sept. 1791 ; 
died unmarr. 10th Feb. 1832. 

THOMAS LITTLE, M.A. (Edinburgh. 

1822 I9th A P ril 1822 ^ a PP- English, Latin, 
and French master in George Heriot s 
Hospital 14th June 1804 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Annan 4th Feb. 1813 ; pres. by William, 
Earl of Mansfield, 30th April, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 5th Sept. 1822 ; 
died 7th June 1854. He marr. 21st July 
1840, Jane Davidson, who died 2nd Dec. 
1861. Publication Account of the Parish 
(Jfew Stat. Ace., iv.). [Steven s Mem. of 

ROBERT SANDERS, born Westwood, 
185Q Tundergarth, 20th Jan. 1825, son 
of Robert S. of Westwood, and 
Elizabeth Johnston or Bryden ; educated 
at Ferguson s School, Lockerbie, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lochmaben 2nd May 1848 ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 22nd Feb. 1850; died 29th 
Sept. 1896. He marr. 14th Aug. 1854, 
Mary Jane Davidson (died s.j.>. 16th Feb, 
1907, aged 75), [author of ffappi/ with 
Either; Matthew Dale., Fanner; etc.], 




daugh. of George UiKk-nvood of Cushet- 
hill, Middlebie, solicitor, and Georgina 
Davidson. Publication Numerous articles 
in The British lice Journal. [Life and 
Work, Oct. 1883 ; The Poets of Dumfries 
shire, 301.] 

PETER MACNAB, M.A. ; ord. 21st 
April 1897 ; trans, to Laurieston 
Parish, Glasgow, 24th Jan. 1902. 

MORRISON, born 1 >alry, Ayrshire, 
1st Dec. 1872, .son of Walter M. and 
Jean Scouller ; educated at Univ. of Glas 
gow : M.A. (1893), B.I). (1896); licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine May 1896 ; assistant at 
Dunoon and at Gartsherrie ; ord. 3rd 
June 1902 ; clerk of Presb. ; trans, to 
Kirkcowan 1st Dec. 1916. Marr. 26th 
Aug. 1903, Agnes Martin, daugh. of Peter 
Murray and Margaret Cochran Scott, and 
has issue Margaret Cochran Scott, born 
4th Feb. 1906; Jean Scouller, born 2nd 
Oct. 1908. 


[The church was dedicated to St Cut-h- 
bert. There was in the parish a chapel of 
St Bernard.] 


(Edinburgh, 25th July 1618) ; min. 

in 1632 ; died before Sept. 1659. His 
widow, Alison Stewart, had 50 allowed 
by Parliament in consideration of his 
being a sufferer for loyalty. He had issue 
Margaret, buried Sept. 1659. [Acts of 
Parl., vii. ; Paterson s Wamphray.] 

JOHN BROWN, probably born and 
educated at Kirkcudbright; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 24th July 1630). Though 
noticed as a minister by Samuel Ruther 
ford in his correspondence as early as 
1637, he was probably not settled here 
earlier than 1655. He was deprived by 
Act of Parliament llth June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. On 6th 
Nov. thereafter, he was accused of re 
proaching some of his brethren, calling 

them " perjured knaves and villains, for 
attending the Diocesan Synod at Glasgow, 
and was sentenced to be kept a "close 
prisoner in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh." 
After being there five weeks, to the im 
pairing of his health and danger of his 
life, he petitioned for a release. This svas 
granted on condition of "obliging himself 
to remove and depart off the king s 
dominions, and not to return without 
licence from his majesty and council, 
under pain of death/ He went to Rotter 
dam in March 1663, and ministered in 
the Scots Church there. In 1677, in conse 
quence of repeated representations from 
King Charles, B. and two others were 
ordered by the Dutch Government to with 
draw from Rotterdam. He retired to 
Utrecht, but returned to Rotterdam in 
1678, and died there in Sept. 1679. Shortly 
before his death, he took part in the 
ordination of Richard Cameron. He was 
aged about 69, and apparently unmarr. 
His wealth consisted in his library. He 
bequeathed by his will, dated 2nd April 
1676, "one hundred guineas to the poor 
of the Scottish congregation, Rotterdam, 
after the selling of his books," "specially 
excepting the Complutensian Bible in six 
volumes, which he gave to his endeared 
friend and brother, Robert M Ward." 
Publications An ApologeticaM delation 
of the Sufferings of Ministers and Professors 
of the Church of Scotland (anon., 1665; 
Edinburgh, 1846); Libri duo: in priori 
Wokoyium, . . . in posteriori Lamberti 
Velthusii (Amstel, 1670); De causa Dei 
contra Anti-Sabbatarios, 2 vols. (Rotter 
dam, 1674-6); Christ the Wai/, and the 
Truth, and the Life (Rotterdam, 1677 ; 
Edinburgh, 1839) ; Quakerisme the Pathway 
to Paganisme (Rotterdam, 1678) ; The 
History of the Indulgence (1678). Also 
the following posthumous works : The 
Life of Faith in Times of Trial (1679); 
The Swan Song, or Second Part (1680) ; 
The Life of Justification Opened (1695); 
Christ in Believers the Hope of Glory 
(Edinburgh, 1703) ; A Pious and Elaborate 
Treatise concerning Prayer (1720 ; another 
edition, Glasgow, 1745); A Vindication 
of Fellowship Meetings, and of hearing 



Su/ering Ministers (Edinburgh, 1740); An 
Explanation of the Epistle to the Romans 
(Edinburgh, 1769) ; Enoch s Testimony 
Opened (Edinburgh, 1771) ; The Mirror, 
or a Treatise on the Law and Gospel (Glas 
gow, 1792) ; Letters concerning the Third 
Indulgence (M Ward s Earnest Contend- 
itifjs) ; a MS. History of the Church (in 
Latin) is in the Univ. Library, Edinburgh, 
and a MS. on Indefinite Ordination in 
Wodrow MSS., Advocates Library, Edin 
burgh. [Rutherfurd s Lett. ; Wodrow s 
Hist., i. 304, iv. 500) ; Lockerby s Life : 
Steven s Scott. Ch. Rotterd.; M Crie s 
Mem. of Veitch : Edin. Chr. Inst., xxi. ; 
The Scots Worthies ; Walker s Scottish Tlie- 
ol o(f i/ and Theologians, 24 : Diet. Nat. Bioy. ] 


adm. about 1663 ; trans, to Athel- 

staneford 15th June 1665. 


JOHN SWINTON, M.A. ; ord. 14th 
Dec. 1665 : trans, to Cranshaws 21st 
Oct. 1674. 

.._.- about 1675 : trans, to Lenzie [Kirk- 

io /o 

intilloch] in 1679. 


WILLIAM WISHART, son of James 
^ rec ^ or f the Grammar School 
of Montrose ; M.A. (Edinburgh 
1665); ord. to New Abbey 23rd April 
1669; min. here 1680; died Feb. 1685, 
aged about 40. [Dumfries Tests. ; Wight- 
man s Just Reply.] 

1685 ^ r illi am Johnstone of Wamphray 
6th July 1685. 

1690 burgh, 23r d ^ a y 1655) ; ord. to 
a charge (unidentified) in London. 
Decreet of the Privy Council was passed 
against him and other inins., 16th July 
1671, for holding conventicles. He was 
denounced as a rebel, 16th July 1674, and 
letters of intercornmuning were issued 
against him 3rd Aug. following. On 29th 
May 1679, he and Robert Hamilton, 
brother of the Laird of Preston, with 
about eighty armed men, rode into Ruther- 
glen, burned at the Cross all the Acts of 


the Scottish Parliament obnoxious to civil 
and religious liberty from 1660 till that 
date, and affixed to the Cross a declaration 
why they had done so. He was present at 
Drumclog, and spent the next few years 
preaching to the Covenanters of the South 
of Scotland. He ultimately found his way 
to London, where he seems to have re 
mained until his admission to this parish 
in 1690. He died in the end of 1695, aged 
about 60, leaving, in poor circumstances, 
a widow whose name is unknown. She 
sold a debt of 700 merks to the succeeding 
incumbent for 5 and a tombstone for her 
husband. It is said the latter condition 
was never fulfilled. [Wodrow s Hist., iii., 
90, 231 ; Wightman s Just Reply ; Law s 
Memorials ; MS. Ace. of Min., 1689 ; Lives 
of Peden and Canjill ; Treasury of the 
Scottish Coi ena n t.\ 

JOHN TAYLOR, ord. 4th March 1697 ; 
6 7 suspended (by the Synod) 10th April 
1715 for altering the marches of his 
glebe, and other misdemeanours. He de 
clined the Court s authority, and joined 
two other mins. in forming a Presb. This 
lasted a very short while, yet not without 
injury to the interests of religion in the 
parish. A representation by the Presb. was 
i made to the General Assembly, 9th May 
| 1716, giving a long narrative of T. s dis 
orders and irregularities, and craving the 
Assembly to take definite steps for his 
removal. On 26th May 1718 the Presb. 
was enjoined to warn him to abstain from 
his disorderly and schismatical courses, 
" and if he do so, that they stop their pro 
ceeding, but if he continue disorderly and 
contumacious, they appoint the Presb. to 
proceed to a sentence of excommunication. :; 
He was deposed shortly afterwards, and 
retired to the parish of Eskdalemuir, but 
returned to Annanholm, Wamphray, where 
he died Xov. 1745. His funeral was met 
by the Jacobite army under the command 
of Lord George Murray, then proceeding to 
Dumfries, all of whom doffed their bonnets 
as they passed. At the churchyard, how 
ever, some of the farmers horses were 
carried off by the Highlanders. He marr. 
Lilias Proudfoot, who died 26th Oct. 1748. 




Publication Vindication of Mr John 
Taylor. [Acts of Ass. ; Wightman s Just 
Reply; Boston s Mem. ; Tombst.; "R&e sHist. 
of the Rebellion ; Paterson s Wamphray. ] 

GABRIEL GULLAN, ord. 19th Sept. 

..,_.,_ 1717 (under protection of a party 

of soldiers, with Bailie Graham at 

their head) ; trans, to Dryfesdale 16th 

March 1731. 

JOHN IRVING, called 21st June, and 

1733 orc * 13t ^ ^ e P t< 1733; trans, to 
Sanquhar 9th June 1743. 

GEORGE BARCLAY of Middleton, 
1744 l jreSt ^7 George, Marquess of 
Annandale, and James Johnstone of 
Wamphray, with consent of John, Earl 
of Hopetoun, Oct. 1743 ; ord. 29th March 
1744 ; trans, to Ormiston 23rd Oct. 1754. 

JAMES WILLIAMSON, pres. by John, 
Earl of Hopetoun, 8th March, and 
ord 23rd Sept. 1755 ; trans, to Close- 
burn 3rd Sept. 1758 ; he got possession of 
the manse only a short time before 

GEORGE BARCLAY, son of the above 
George B. ; pres. by John, Earl 
of Hopetoun, 26th Dec. 1758; ord. 

14th June 1759 ; trans, to Hutton and 

Corrie 24th March 1762. 

WILLIAM BARRON, pres. by John, 
^ Earl of Hopetoun, 19th June 1762 ; 
ord. 10th Feb. 1763 ; trans, to Whit- 
burn 5th Feb. 1771. During his in 
cumbency he never resided in the parish, 
but lodged in Moffat, and seldom visited 
Wamphray except for his pulpit duty on 


77 Andrews 1755); licen. by Presb. of 

Perth 27th Aug. 1766; pres. by 

John, Earl of Hopetoun, Sept. 1771 ; ord. 

7th May 1772 ; retired to Moffat 3rd Dec. 

1793, where he died 20th Jan. 1802. He 

marr. 5th March 1781, Elizabeth Martin 

(died s.p. Oct. 1783), widow of John Story 

of Newton. [Dumfries Tests.] 

WILLIAM SINGER, pres. by James, 

1794 -^ ar ^ ^ Hopetoun, in Aug., and ord. 

(assistant and successor) 23rd Oct. 

1794 ; trans, to Kirkpatrick-Juxta 25th 

July 1799. 

JAMES CRICHTON, pres. by James, 

Earl of Hopetoun, 19th Nov. 1799 ; 
... n , , 

ord. (assistant and successor) 2;>th 

April 1800 ; trans, to Holywood 10th Oct. 

ord. to Dunscore 18th Sept. 1777 ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Hopetoun, 
Nov. 1805 ; adm. 21st Feb. 1806; died 
27th July 1824, in his 75th year, being the 
first min. who had died in the charge for a 
hundred and twenty-nine years. He marr. 
18th Feb. 1783, Anne (died 30th Jan. 1812, 
aged 70), daugh. of William M Millan, min. 
of Torthorwald, and had issue Isabella, 
born 9th Dec. 1784, died 20th June 1785; 
Isabella, born 21st March 1788 (marr. 7th 
July 1813, John Rogerson, in Fingland). 
Publication Account of Dunscore (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., Hi.). 

CHARLES DICKSON, educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Haddington 6th Dec. 1821 ; pres. 
by John, Earl of Hopetoun, 24th Nov. 
1824 ; ord. 5th May 1825 ; died 10th May 
1853. He marr. 27th Oct. 1835, Margaret 
(died 1st Oct. 1902), daugh. of John Roger- 
son, in Fingland, and Isabella Kirkpatrick, 
daugh. of his predecessor, and had issue 
James David, born 15th April 1837, died 
young ; John Rogerson, born 30th April 
1839 ; Joseph Kirkpatrick, born 19th June 
1841 ; Samuel Rogerson born 26th Feb. 
1843 ; James David, advocate, born 6th 
Sept. 1848, died 24th Sept. 1878 ; Isabella 
Kirkpatrick Rogerson, born 9th April 1850, 
died at Moffat 1914. Publications The 
Case of Blind Bartimeus, considered and 
illustrated; Baptismal Regeneration tested 
by the Scriptures^ etc. ; Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace., iv.). 

GEORGE WIGHT, born 14th Sept. 

1826, son of James W., min. of 

Oxnam ; educated at The Nest, 

Jedburgh, and Univ. of Glasgow; B.A. 



(1846), M.A. (1847); Keen, by Presb. of 
Jedburgh in 1852 ; assistant at Edgerston, 
Caverp4f and in this parish. ; ord. 26th Jan. 
1854; died at Moffat 7th March 1913. 
He marr. (1) 23rd Oct. I860, Helen Bell 
Blacklock (died 3rd July 1875), daugh. of 
John Bell of Albie, and had issue James 
Leslie, born llth Feb. 1863 ; John George, 
born llth July 1867; Helena Mary, born 
10th July 1870 : (2) 9th Sept. 1880, Jessie, 
daugh. of Andrew Taylor and Jessie Forbes 
Hogg, and had issue Winifred Margaret 
Forbes, born 18th Jan. 1882. 

RICHARD BELL, born Riggfoot, 
1907 Cummertrees, 27th Oct. 1876, son 
of Richard B. and Ann M Dougall ; 
educated at Mouswald School, Dumfries 
Academy, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1897), B.D. (1900); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh in 1904 ; assistant to Professor 
of Hebrew and Oriental Languages in 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; examiner in Divinity, 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 8th Jan. 1907. Marr. 2nd June 
1911, Jessie, daugh. of Robert Giffen and 
Margaret Campbell. 


[Erected by the General Assembly of 1743 from the Presbytery of Middlebie, now 
called Annan. At that time the parish of Castleton was taken from the Presbytery 
of Jedburgh, and added to this new Presbytery of Langholm. 

The Ptegister of the Presbytery s proceedings, beginning 9th Nov. 1743, has several 
blanks. One of these extends from 5th May 1762 to 18th Nov. 1778. By special 
agreement, this Court holds also the Kecords of the Presbytery of Middlebie or Annan 
from 23rd June 1703 to 30th Jan. 1717.] 


[The church, commonly spoken of as the 
Kirk of Liddal, was dedicated to St Martin. 
It belonged to the Priory of Canonbie, 
and passed with it under the jurisdiction 
of the Abbey of Jedburgh. 

At Halgreen, or Hailygreen, in the parish, 
Turgot of Hossdall founded in 1150 a Priory 
of Canons Regular of St Augustine. This 
became known a,s the Canonbie, and gave 
its name to the parish. In 1542, after 
the battle of Solway Moss, the English 
troops destroyed the Priory of Canonbie. 

The parish of Wauchope was united by 
Parliament to Canonbie before 1609, but 
was soon disjoined again.] 

JOHN DOUGLAS, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1587) ; adm. to Longformacus in 
1594 ; min. in 1606 ; pres. to 
Wauchope by James VI. 1st Sept. 1609. 
In 1615 he held Morton also, to which he 
was pres. by Charles I. 2nd April 1635 ; he 
was served heir to a brother, James, 4th 
April 1639, and died before 2nd March 1647. 
He had issue Robert. \_Reg. Assig. ; Jed- 
buryh and Melrose Presb. Regs. ; Stat. 
Re})orts, 1627; Inq. Ret. Haddington, 176, 
and Gen., 3738 ; Haddington Inhib. ; 23rd 
Dec. 1647.] 


JOHN BELL, M.A. ; min. in 1644; 
probably trans, to Middlebie about 

DAVID LAING, M.A. (St Andrews 
1649 1643 ); adm - about 1649; still here 
13th May 1679, when a resignation 
of Woodend was made in favour of him 
self and his son John of Westerkirk ; 
died at Edinburgh, 20th March 1692, 
aged about 69. He marr. (1) Marion 
Dalzell : (2) 12th March 1678, Janet. Lan- 
dale, who survived him, and was buried 
in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 15th Aug. 1692. 
[Dumfries Tests. , Greyfriars Burial 
Reg. ; Min. -book Re//. Pr>><>/ Seal ; Baillie s 

Andrews, 30th Nov. 1683) : min. 


about 1688 ; deprived by the Privy 
Council, 19th Sept. 1689, for not reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates, and fail 
ing to pray for William and Mary. In 
1714, by exercising ministerial office in the 
church of Old Machar, after the form of 
the Book of Common Prayer, he rendered 
himself liable to the penalties of the Act 
of Parliament 5th July 1695, against in 
truding into . churches without a legal 
call. He removed to Edinburgh, where 
he opened an Episcopal meeting-house in 
Gray s Close in 1701, and died Jan. 1723, 
aged about 60. He marr. Dec. 1701, Janet, 
daugh. of Archibald Paterson, merchant 
burgess of Edinburgh, who survived him, 
and marr. (2) 7th April 1733, Robert 
Barclay of Busbie. [Peterkin s Constitu 
tion of the Church ; Edin. Mar. Reg. ; 





Edin. Tests. ; Lee s Memorial ; Hume s 
Crim. Laiv, ii.] 

GEORGE MURRAY, born 1625, second 
son of William M. of Murraythwaite ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1662) ; licen. by Presb. j 
of Dumfries 18th Jan. 1688 ; ord. (in the j 
meeting-house at Dumfries) 31st Jan. 1689 ; I 
died 14th Jan. 1708. He marr. Isabel, 
sister of Edward Maxwell of Hills, Loch- j 
rutton. [Dumfries Presb. Reg. ; Tombst.] 

JAMES ARMSTRONG, adm. to Cold- 
stream in 1690 ; trans, and adm. 21st 
March 1694 ; died between 16th and 
21st April 1719. He marr. and had issue 
William, his successor. 


only son of preceding; licen. by 

Presb. of Langholm 23rd July 1718 ; 

called 5th May and ord. 13th Aug. 1719; 

died 27th Jan. 1733. He marr. Jean 

Somerville, and had issue Agnes (marr. 

Andrew Jaffray, D.D., min. of Lochmaben). 

[Coldstream Sess. ; Tombst. ; Wodrow s 

Anal, and Corresp. ; Scots Mag., Ixv.] 


ROBERT PETRIE, M.A. ; rector of the 
Grammar School of Selkirk 1719- 
29 ; schoolmaster of Jedburgh 1729- 
34 ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 2nd 
Jan. 1734; called 16th May, and ord. 14th 
Aug. 1734; died 15th July 1764, aged 63. 
He marr. 24th July 1727, Margaret, only 
daugh. of Andrew Waugh, Selkirk, and 
Margaret Plummer, and had issue Robert, 
M.D., an eminent physician at Lincoln ; 
William, H.E.I.C.S., held a high command 
at Madras ; Andrew ; Margaret ; Elizabeth; 
Gilbert ; George ; John ; Barbara ; Helen. 
Publication The Reasonableness and Neces 
sity of Public Worship, a sermon (Edin 
burgh, 1743). [Steven s Hist, of the High 
School, Edinburgh ; Selkirk Sess. Reg. ; 
Tombst. ; Watson s Jedburgh Grammar 
School ; Craig - Brown s Selkirkshire, ii., 

ANDREW WALKER, preacher at 
Caerlanrig in 1745 ; ord. to Ettrick 
30th May 1750; pres. by the com 
missioner for Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, 

and adm. 28th March 1765; died 30th 
Oct. 1772, aged 49. He marr. 17th April 
1754, Martha, daugh. of John Stoddart 
of Williamhope, s.p. She survived him 
and marr. (2) (pro. 18th Oct. 1783), Captain 
William Elliot, and died in 1806. 

JOHN DOWE, pres. by Henry, Duke of 
77 Buccleuch, and ord. 5th Aug. 1773 ; 
trans, to Methven 19th Feb. 1784. 

license by the Northumberland 
Classis confirmed by Presb. of 
Chirnside 24th Nov. 1767 ; teacher at 
Eyemouth 1767-74; adm. to Eskdalemuir 
12th May 1774; pres. by Henry, Duke of 
Buccleuch ; trans, and adm. 6th Aug. 
1784; died 19th July 1814, aged 70. He 
marr. (1) 1764, Jean Miller, who died 8th 
Nov. 1782, and had issue John, born 8th 
Aug. 1765; Home, born 18th June 1775; 
Margaret Helen, born 28th Oct. 1776 (marr. 
John Elliot of Cooms) ; Janet, born 24th 
Nov. 1778 ; Christian Hay, born 6th Nov. 
1781 ; Joanna, born 5th Nov. 1782 : (2) 4th 
Jan. 1786, Elizabeth Russell, who died 9th 
March 1812, and had issue Ann (marr. 

9th March 1813, Carruthers, Raehills). 

Publication Account of the Parish (Sin 
clair s Stat. Ace., xiv.). [Tombst.] 

JAMES DONALDSON, born Anwoth, 
1780, son of John D. (whose father, 
John Macdonald or Donaldson, was 
killed at Culloden, serving in the Highland 
army) and Jean Stewart ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh, and assistant librarian 
there ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcudbright 1st 
Jan. 1812 ; pres. by Charles William, Duke 
of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Nov. 1814; 
ord. 13th April 1815 ; died at Edinburgh, 
20th Aug. 1854. He marr. 14th Feb. 
1815, Ann Hathorn (died 13th April 1868, 
aged 81), daugh. of James Wilson, super 
visor of excise, and had issue Mary 
Heron Maxwell, born 20th Nov. 1815; 
John, min. of Kirkconnel ; Elizabeth 
Christian, born 20th Dec. 1819 (marr. 
Thomas Morison, min. of Methil), died 
16th April 1908; Jane Stewart, born 17th 
July 1821 (marr. Principal Kerr, Calcutta), 
died in 1855 ; Isabella (twin), born 17th 




July 1821 ; Ann Hathorn Wilson, born 4th 
June 1823; Agnes, born 17th April 1825 
(marr. William Strachan, H.M. Stationery 
Office, London); James, M.D., I.M.S., 
born 3rd Feb. 1827, died 4th April 1900. 
Publication Sermon, Breached at Cano /tb/e, 
Mth Jut -i, 1854 (Edinburgh, 1855). 

GEORGE COLVILLE, born 22nd Sept. 
1825, son of George C., D.D., min. 
of Beith ; educated at Glasgow 
Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine ; pres. 
30th Sept., and ord. 22nd Dec. 1854 ; died 
in London, 29th Nov. 1873. He marr. (1) 
30th April 1861, Anne (died before 1866), 
daugh. of William Maclaren, Glasgow : (2) 
8th Feb. 1866, Marion (died 14th Aug. 
1908), daugh. of George Fraser Scott Elliot 
of Lariston, and widow of George Dougall, 
Calcutta, and had issue George Scott 
Elliot, born 1866. 

JAMES BARCLAY, trans, from St 
1874 Michael s, Dumfries, and adm. 10th 
July 1874 ; trans, to Linlithgow 14th 
Dec. 1876. 

donald Mills, Paisley, 4th Sept. 
1827, son of John S. ; educated at 
Renfrew Grammar School and Univs. of 
Glasgow and Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. 
of Uist 18th Aug., and ord. to St James s 
Church, Charlottetown, Prince Edward 
Island, 23rd Sept. 1852 ; min. of St Paul s 
Church, Montreal, 1856-64 ; Principal and 
Primarius Professor of Divinity, Queen s 
University, Kingston, Canada, 1864-77 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1865) ; adm. to this parish 
23rd Nov. 1877 ; died at Riversdale, Kil- 
macolm, 22nd July 1906. He was clerk 
of the Synod of Nova Scotia and of his 
Presbytery; a member of nearly all 
important Boards of the Church of Scot 
land in Canada ; convener of the Synod s 
Committee on Union with other Presby 
terian Churches in the Dominion ; and 
one of the four Moderators who signed 
the Deed of Union at Montreal 15th 
June 1875. He marr. 27th Sept. 1852, 
Jessie Calder (died 15th April 1908), 
daugh. of Robert Pollok, LL.D., min. of 
Kingston Parish, Glasgow, and had issue 

John Allan, born 7th Oct. 1853, licen 
tiate of the Church of Scotland, ord. 
to Demorestville, Presbyterian Church of 
Canada, 1st May 1888; Janet Elizabeth, 
born 13th July 1855, died 12th June 1864 ; 
Agnes Miller, born 27th Dec. 1856 ; Robert 
Pollok, born 31st Oct. 1858, died 24th Oct. 
1903 ; William George, corn factor, born 
25th Dec. 1860; Elizabeth Allan, born 
28th April 1863; Margaret, born 16th 
Oct. 1865, died 26th Dec. 1865; Mary, 
born 4th, and died 9th April 1867. Pub 
lications Inauguration of the Y.M.O.A., 
Charlottetown, P.E.I. (1856) ; The Good 
Centurion (Montreal, 1862); The Two 
Builders, (Montreal, 1863) ; A Minister s 
Farewell (Montreal, 1864); The ,S m-,W- 
ness of Learm na, Opening of Session 
1864-5, Queen s College (Kingston, 1864). 
Editor of The Presbyterian, Montreal, 
1863-5. [Life and Work, Sept. 1906.] 


1896 ow > 12t ^ ^ une 1863 > s n of Captain 
Finlay K. and Isabella Hogg ; edu 
cated at Springhill Academy, Glasgow, and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1893); licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 2nd May 1894 ; assistant 
at Shettleston ; ord. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 6th Aug. 1896 ; clerk of Presb. 
in 1909. 


[Previous to the Reformation the church 
of Castleton belonged to the Priory of 
Canonbie. Ettiltoun, Wheelkirk, and Bel- 
kirk were united to Castleton 9th Dec. 

Wheelkirk was named from the site of 
its church, near the source of the Liddel, 
close to the ancient road called the Wheel 
Causey. There was a chapel at Dinlabyre. 
At New Castleton there is a modern chapel 
of St John.] 


1604 Ratho; pres. by James VI., 9th 

and 31st Dec. 1604. This parish 

he held in conjunction with Ratho, or, 


if separately, it must have been for a 
very short period. (See Ratho, Vol. I., 



by James VI> 18tl1 Nov 1G06 and 
by Sir Gideon Murray 3rd Sept. 

1607, and by Walter, Lord Scott of 
Buccleuch, April 1608. Collation was at 
first refused, but testimonials from the 
Presbs. of Edinburgh and Linlithgow 
having been produced, it was granted 
16th Nov. 1607 ; trans, to North Berwick 
25th Nov. 1610. 


WALTER SCOTT, M.A. (St Andrews, 
22nd July 1608) ; adm. after 21st 
June 1612. In Jan. 1649 "the 
English army, commanded by Colonels 
Bright and Pride, and under the conduct 
of General Cromwell, on their return to 
England, did lie at the Kirk of Castleton 
several nights, in the which time they broke 
down and burnt the communion tables, 
and the seats of the Kirk ; and at their 
removing carried away the minister s books, 
to the value of 1000 merks and above, 
and also the books of session, with which 
they lighted their tobacco pipes, the 
baptism, marriage, and examination rolls, 
from Oct. 1612 to Sept. 1648, all of 
which were lost and destroyed." He died 
between 27th June and 5th Sept. 1649, 
aged about 61. Walter Scott in Norham, 
his nephew, was served heir to him 27th 
Sept. 1649. [Reg. Assig. and Old Dec., 
i. ; Stone from old church with Scott s 
arms and date 1621 ; Inq. Ret. (Jen., 

ANDREW PRINGLE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
25th July 1635) ; on the Exercise 
at Kirkcaldy 25th April 1639; 
chaplain to Archibald, Earl of Angus ; 
adm. to Kirkton 19th Aug 1646 ; called 
16th Sept. 1649 ; trans, and adm. 3rd 
April 1650; died 27th March 1689, aged 
72. He marr. 29th Dec. 1648, Janet 
Scott, and had issue Jean (marr. 1677, 
John Buchanan of that ilk) ; Elizabeth 
(marr. 1679, Colin Campbell of Carwhin, 
W.S.).[Edin. Reg. Mar. ; Tombst.} 


second son of John A., physician, 
Kelso ; Keen, by Presb. of Chirnside 
14th July 1691 ; adm. in 1693 ; died 16th 
April 1732. He marr. (1) Hannah Tennant 
(died 1702) : (2) Christian Mowat (died 
28th Feb. 1753, aged 78), and had issue 
John, M.D., poet and essayist, author 
of The Art of Preserving Health, etc., 
born 1709, died at London, 7th Sept. 
1779 ; George, M.D., medical writer, who 
is said to have died " in obscurity " ; 
William, his successor ; Helen ; Elizabeth. 
[Rees s Cyclopaedia ; Tombst. ; Diet. Nat. 

7 son of preceding; M.A. (Edin 
burgh, 25th Feb. 1726); licen. by 
Presb. of Larigholm 2nd Aug. 1732 ; pres. 
by Francis, Duke of Buccleuch, and ord. 
17th April 1733; died unmarr. 10th April 
1749. [Tombst.] 

Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, 20th 
May 1749 ; ord. 23rd Jan. 1751. 
The settlement was delayed in consequence 
of its being opposed by Lord Minto. The 
Presb., 3rd July 1750, found " they could 
not take the opposition under consideration, 
unless for some matter of life or doctrine, 
and that as to H. s using notes when he 
preached, there was no law of the Church 
against that, and that it was practised by 
several ministers of the best character." 
He was trans, to Ashkirk 31st March 1763. 

burgh, 14th April 1743); licen. by 
Presb. of Earlston 7th Oct. 1746; 
chaplain at Caerlanrig [Teviothead] 12th 
Oct. 1750 ; ord. by the Presbyterian Classis 
in Northumberland to Longframlington 
17th Nov. 1756; pres. by Henry, Duke of 
Buccleuch, with consent of his curators 
24th March, and adm. 28th July 1763; 
died 21st Feb. 1790, aged 70. He marr. 
15th Oct. 1767, Elizabeth Widdrington, 
Hauxley, Northumberland, who died 13th 
Dec. 1768, aged 26. Publication A Scrip 
ture Catechism (Kelso, 1794). [Tombst.] 


THOMAS MARTIN, pre.s. by Henry, born 14th Sept, 1890; William Playfair, 
1791 J^ke f Buccleuch, -23rd July 1790; student, born 15th March 1896. 

orcl. 16th March 1791 : trans, to 
Langholm llth Aug. 1791. 

JAMES ARKLE, pres. by Henry, Duke 
1792 of Buccleuch, 28th Dec. 1791 : ord. 
26th April ] 792 : trans, to Hawick 
17th Dec. 1800. 

DAVID SCOTT, licen. by Presb. of 
1801 Lan gliolm 3rd Oct. 1797; pres. by 
Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, llth 
April, and ord. llth Aug. 1801 ; died 7th 
Jan. 1822, aged 56. He marr. 8th Dec. 
1807, Elizabeth Scott, who died 25th April 
1848, aged 73, and had issue Margaret, 
born 9th March 1809, died 8th June 
1823; Mary, born 10th Dec. 1813 (marr. 
Robert Stavert, merchant, Manchester), 
died 13th Nov. 1841. 

ANGUS BARTON, born Morton 1787 ; 
1822 ass i stant librarian, Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; pres. by AValter Francis, 
Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, with 
consent of his curators, and ord. 26th Sept. 
1822; D.D. (Glasgow 1856): died unmarr. 
18th April 1861. 


JAMES NOBLE, born 26th April 1836, 
son of James ^ T -, min. of St Madoes ; 
educated at Perth Academy and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of 
Perth July 1859 ; assistant at St Stephen s, 
Edinburgh ; pres. by Walter Francis, Duke 
of Buccleuch, 3rd July, and orcl. 20th Sept, 
1861 ; died unmarr. 27th April 1883. 

WILLIAM VASSIE, born Croftonhill, 
1888 Lanark, 5th April 1856, third son 
of John V. and Mary Lamb 
Murray; educated at Lanark Grammar 
School, Edinburgh Academy, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1878), B.D. (1881); 
licen. by Presb. of Lanark 3rd Aug. 1881 ; 
assistant at Govan ; ord. 20th Sept. 1883. 
Marr. 15th Sept. 1885, Cecilia Pitcairn, 
daugh. of David Playfair, min. of Aber- 
corn, and has issue John, manager of the 
Pacific Coast Sales Co., Tacoma, U.S.A., 
born 29th Dec. 1887 ; Jane Kincaid, born 
31st Dec. 1888 ; Ethel Mary, B.A. (Lond.), 


[Disjoined from Westerkirk and erected 
in 1703. It is the largest parish in the 
county of Dumfries.] 

JOHN LAURIE, M.A. (Edinburgh 

1703 !67l) ; adm. to Wauchope 10th 

Sept. 1691: called by the Presb. 

j j ur<- devoluto 23rd June, and adm. 8th 

! July 1703; died 7th Dec. 1723, aged 68. 

i The following lines are said to have been 

written for his tombstone : 

" Here lies John Laurie, 

Neither rich nor poor, 

Last minister of Wauchope, 

First of Eskdalemuir. " 

JAMES M GARROCH, M.A. (Glasgow, 
1724 29th March 1714) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Linlithgow 10th April 1723 ; called 
23rd April, and ord. 26th Aug. 1724; died 
llth Aug. 1761, aged 68. He marr. 1st 
Aug. 1726, Elizabeth (died 10th March 
1781), second daugh. of Thomas Alston, 
physician, of Athelwood, and had issue- 
Charlotte (marr. John Burgess, min. of 
Kirkmichael and Garrel). [Abercorn Sess. 
Keg. ; Tombst. ; Fam. of Birme of Broom- 
hill ; Boston s Mem.] 

JOHN SCOTLAND, pres. by Henry, 

1763 Duke of Buccleuch, with consent of 

his curators, 3rd Aug. 1762; ord. 

6th Jan. 1763; trans, to Westerkirk 16th 

June 1768. 

ROBERT FOOTE, pres. by Henry, Duke 
1768 of Buccleuch, 2nd July, and ord. 
22nd Sept. 1768; trans, to Fetter- 
cairn 15th Sept. 1773. 

JOHN RUSSELL, pres. by Henry, Duke 
1774 of Buccleuch, 4th Feb., and adm. 12th 
May 1774: trans, to Canonbie 6th 
Aug. 1784. 

JOHN LAURIE, pres. by Henry, Duke 
1785 of Buccleuch, 17th Dec. 1784; ord. 
28th July 1785 ; trans, to Ewes 29th 
Sept. 1791. 



WILLIAM BROWN, born 1764, son of 
1792 ^illiam B., stonemason in Peebles- 
shire (who settled in Annandale, *and 
marr., as his second wife, Fanny Carlyle, 
aunt of Thomas Carlyle) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Stirling 3rd Aug. 1791 ; pres. by Henry, 
Duke of Buccleuch, 26th Jan., and ord. 
3rd May 1792 ; D.D. (Univ. and Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 13th Dec. 1816); died 
21st Sept. 1835. He marr. 28th April 1797, 
Mary Moffat, who died 23rd July 1855, 
and had issue James, lieut. 10th Native 
Infantry, H.E.I.C.S., Madras, born 25th 
June 1798, died July 1820; Robert, born 
llth Feb. 1803; Margaret, born 21st 
June 1804 ; John, born llth Nov. 1805, 
died a student at Edinburgh, 3rd Feb. 
1823 ; Janet, born 27th Oct. 1808 ; Alison, 
born 20th June 1811. Publications 
Antiquities of the Jews, 2 vols. (London, 
2nd ed., 1820); Accounts of the Parish 
(Sinclair s xii., and New Stat. Ace., iv.). He 
left in MS. The Memorabilia of the Parish 
of Eskdalemuir, 1793-1809. 


1836 Wa ^ ter Francis, Duke of Buccleuch 

and Queensberry, Nov. 1835 ; ord. 

12th May 1836 ; trans, to Crailing 28th 

Sept, 1843. 

JOHN STRATHERN, son of David S., 

1848 f actor f r Divine estate, Perthshire, 

and Marjory Kilgour ; educated at 

Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 1st Dec. 1843 ; 

died unmarr. 25th Nov. 1875. 

1876 -^ ov - 1^50, son of John D., min. of 
Tweedsmuir ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews; licen. by Presb. of Peebles 
10th June 1874 : assistant at Park Parish, 
Glasgow ; ord. 16th May 1876 ; died 10th 
June 1908. He marr. 18th Dec. 1883, 
Jane Brown, daugh. of Matthew Arm 
strong, min. of Skirling, and had issue 
Leila Ramsay Hannah, born 31st Jan. 
1886 (marr. her cousin, Laurence Tweedie- 
Stodart, Oliver, Tweedsmuir). Publication 
"Antiquities of Eskdalemuir" (Trans. 
Dumf. and Gall. Nat. Hist, and Antiq. 
Soc., 1898). 

\ 1904 St Andrews, 6th Jan. 1858, son of 
James M., Edinburgh, and Catherine 
j Macdonald ; educated at Madras College, 
, Univs. of St Andrews and Edinburgh ; 
; M.A. (Edinburgh 1880); licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh May 1892 ; assistant at 
i Saughtree, Castleton ; ord. (assistant) at 
Eskdalemuir Sept. 1902 ; adm. (assistant 
and successor) 21st Sept, 1904. Marr. 6th 
Jan. 1909, Emily Sophia, daugh. of Charles 
Nichols, Burton-on-Trent, and Sophia 


[Ewes, Ewesdale, or Nether Ewes. The 
church was dedicated to St Cuthbert, 
There were chapels at Unthank and Moss- 

Ewes-dwis, or Ouerkirk of Ewes. The 
church was dedicated to St Mark.] 


1Q2? Andrews, 29th July 1611), min. in 

1627; died after 27th Sept. 1638. 

[Commiss. to Ass., 1638 ; Macfarlane Geo j. 

Coll., i., 394 (Scot, Hist. Soc.).] 

CHISHOLM, min. about 1642. 
[Macfarlane Geoff. Coll., i., 394 


(Scot. Hist. Soc.).] 

1646 k rn about 1620, second son of 
Thomas L., portioner of Redpath, 
Earlston, and Isobel, daugh. of Henry 
Haliburton of Mertoun ; was apparently 
settled in a charge in Ireland. He was 
admitted to this parish 21st April 1646, 
and, refusing to conform to Episcopacy, 
was suspended 13th Nov. 1664. For 
preaching at conventicles he was sentenced 
to imprisonment in the Edinburgh Tol- 
booth, and ordered by the Privy Council to 
be confined to the Bass till a fine of 5000 
merks should be paid. On agreeing to 
quit the kingdom, he was liberated. He 
returned here on the Act of Toleration, 
was restored 25th April 1690, was a member 
of Assembly 16th Oct. 1690, and retired in 
1694 to Redpath, where he died shortly 




afterwards. He marr. (1) Isobel Weir, and 
had issue, an only .son, Thomas, his heir, 
who had sasine with him of the lands of 
Bodsbeck in July 1664 ; Janet (marr. 
Nicol Elliot of Unthank) : (2) before 1667, 
Isobel Scott, widow of James Johnston 
of Westerraw. [Re</. Old Dec., ii. ; MHC- 
farlane Geog. Coll., i., 394 ; Wodrow s 
Hist., iii., 406 ; New Gen. Sag. ; Reg. Gen. 
Ass., 1690 ; Reg. of Deeds, Durie, 1st Feb. 
1678 ; Nisbet s Heraldic Plates (Lithgow 
of Drygrange)]. 

JOHN HOME, M.A. (Edinburgh, 15th 
1666 ^ U ^ y 1650 )> licen, by Presb. of 
Dalkeith 1st Nov. 1658, and by 
George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 16th Dec. 
1662 ; min. about 1666 ; deprived in 1681 
for not taking the Test ; died at Edinburgh 
in 1690, aged about 60. He marr. Ann, 
daugh. of David Livingston of Dunipace. 
[Reg. Collat. ; Macfarlane Geog. Coll., i., 
394 ; Charity Roll.] 


JOHN MELVILLE, a native of the 
Mearns ; M.A. (King s College, Aber 
deen, 2nd July 1667); min. about 
1682 ; deprived by the Privy Council 29th 
Aug. 1689, for neither reading the Pro 
clamation of the Estates nor praying for 
William and Mary. [Macfarlane Geog. 
Coll., i., 394 ; Peterkin s Constitution of 
the Church.] 

JOHN LITHGOW, above men- 
1689 tioned. 

ROBERT DARLING, a native of Gala- 
1694 sn ^ e ^ s an d brother of Hew D., min. 
of Innerwick ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
29th July 1685); ord. (assistant and suc 
cessor) 20th Nov. 1694 ; died 1st Dec. 1716, 
aged 47. He marr. 2nd May 1697, Eliza 
beth, eldest daugh. of James Urquhart, 
merchant, Linlithgow, and had issue 
James, min. of Kintore ; Elizabeth (marr. 
6th Dec. 1741, John Harley, gardener, 
Edinburgh) ; Alison (marr. 20th Feb. 1745, 
Robert Spence, sailor, H.M.S. Centurion). 
[Linlithgow Sess. ; Tombst. ; Macfarlane 
Geog. Coll., i., 394 ; Consistorial Processes, 
Scot. Rec. Socy., No. 364.] 

ROBERT MALCOLM, born 1687, son 
of David M. of the Lochore family, 
Cupar-Fife, and Elizabeth Melville ; 
M.A. (St Andrews, 7th Feb. 1707) ; tutor to 
the sons of Sir Hew Dalrymple of North 
Berwick, Bart., Lord President of the Court 
of Session ; licen. by Presb. of Haddington 
27th Nov. 1716; called 21st March, and 
ord. 29th Aug. 1717 ; died 24th March 
1761. He was heir to the family estate, 
but his relative (an Episcopalian) left it 
to another kinsman. He founded in the 
parish of Ewes four almshouses for poor 
families. He marr. llth Sept. 1722, 
Agnes (died 30th Oct. 1767), daugh. 
of the Rev. George Campbell, and had 
issue George, farmer, Burnfoot-of-Ewes, 
born llth Sept. 1722, died 13th May 
1803 ; AVilhelmina, born 20th May 1729 ; 
David ; Marion. George, who assisted his 
father in the management of the farm 
of Burnfoot, and succeeded him there, 
married Margaret Paisley of Craig, sister 
of General Sir Charles and of Admiral Sir 
Thomas Paisley. Amongst his family of 
seventeen were the famous " Four Knights 
of Eskdale :; Colonel Sir James ; Admiral 
Sir Pulteney ; Vice-Admiral Sir Charles ; 
and General Sir John, Minister Pleni 
potentiary to Persia, Governor of Bombay, 
and a historical writer of distinction (vide 
Diet. Nat. Biog.). 

RICHARD SCOTT, born 1729, son of 
Jh n S., min of Stonehouse ; edu 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Peebles 2nd Oct. 1752; ord. to 
Cranshaws 20th Sept. 1759 ; pres. by 
Henry, Duke of Buccleuch ; trans, and 
adm. 17th Sept. 1761 ; died 13th Feb. 1790. 
He marr. 24th April 1761, Mary Turnbull, 
who died in Dec. 1796, and had issue 
Janet, born 25th Feb. 1762 ; James, mer 
chant, New York, born 12th Feb. 1764; 
Hector, merchant, London, born 27th 
March 1766; John, born 7th April 1768, 
died 6th Aug. 1768 ; Ann, a twin, born 7th 
April 1 768 ; John, merchant, London, born 
15th March 1771 ; Martha, born 6th March 
1774 ; George, merchant, London, born 17th 
April 1778. Publication Letters on the 
Culture of Potatoes ( Weekly Mag., xxix.). 



JOHN CLUNIE, pres. by Henry, Duke 
179O ^ Buccleuch, and ord. 28th Sept. 
1790; trans, to Borthwick 13th May 

17gi 10th June 1744, son of James L., 
min. of Hawick ; licen. by Presb. 
of Jedburgh 9th Dec. 1767 : ord. to Esk- 
dalemuir 28th July 1785 : pres. by Henry. 
Duke of Buccleuch, 15th Aug., and trans, 
and adm. 29th Sept. 1791 ; died 5th 
April 1817. He marr. 23rd March 1786, 
Anne Grieve, who died 20th June 1834, 
aged 73, and had issue James, lieut. 
Royal Marines, born 9th Feb. 1787, died 
at Westerkirk, 17th June 1851 ; William, 
brevet-major and captain of Royal Marines, 
born 2nd Feb. 1788, died at Chatham, 1842 ; 
Mary, born Sept. 1789, died 1794 ; John, 
major-general, born Aug. 1790, died 20th 
July 1861 ; Elizabeth, born 23rd Sept. 
1793 (marr. 1817, Lieut. David Maxwell, 
younger of Broomholm, who predeceased 
his father 6th Jan. 1820); Adam Ogilvie, 
lieut. Royal Marines, born 10th Aug. 1795, 
died at sea, 1814 ; Robert, born 22nd Jan. 
1797, died at Langholm, 1828; Walter, 
M.D., surgeon of the 4th Regt. Madras 
Light Cavalry, born 18th April 1805, died 
at Anantapur, India, 24th April 1844. 

ROBERT SHAW, youngest son of 
1816 Oeorge S., min. of Abbotshall ; edu 
cated at the United College, St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
5th May 1802 ; app. to Caerlanrig Chapel 
[Teviothead] July 1804, and ord. there by 
Presb. of Jedburgh 10th June 1807 ; pres. 
by Charles William, Duke of Buccleuch 
and Queensberry, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 10th May 1816 ; died 16th April 
1853, aged 72. He marr. 23rd March 1818, 
Mary (died 9th July 1856), daugh. of 
William Hardie Moncrieff, min. of Annan, 
and had issue George, farmer, Dinlay, 
born llth Feb. 1819; Jane, born 29th 
Sept. 1820; Margaret, born 2nd May 
1825; William, born 23rd Dec. 1827, died 
15th Jan. 1831 ; Ann Janet, born 14th 
March 1831 ; Marion, born 17th March 
1837 ; Helen Mary, born 29th Jan. 

THOMAS SMITH, born Powfoot, Dum- 

1853 friesshire, 1828, son of John S. and 

Marion Murray ; educated at Cum- 

< mertrees School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

licen. by Presb. of Annan ; ord. 15th Dec. 

1853; died 2nd March 1901. He marr. 

26th Aug. 1856, Margaret Fraser (died 10th 

Feb. 1869), daugh. of William Sutherland, 

: jeweller, Edinburgh, and had issue Agnes, 

born 24th June 1857 (marr. Alexander 

, Simson, Eildon Grove, Melrose), died llth 

: June 1913; Marion, born 21st April 1860 

; (marr. 1886, James Calder, M.D., Jamaica). 

DAVID PRESTON, born Caldercruix, 
19O1 P ar ^ su f Shotts, Lanarkshire, 20th 
July 1875, son of George P. and 
Janet Shanks ; educated at Airdrie 
Academy, Hutchison s Grammar School, 
Glasgow, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
: (1896), B.D. (1899); licen. by Presb. of 
| Hamilton in 1899 ; assistant at Greyfriars, 
1 Dumfries ; ord. 18th July 1901. Marr. 17th 
June 1903, Ella Margaret, daugh. of James 
M Killop, M.P., of Polmont Park, Stirling 
shire, and has issue Douglas George, born 
28th June 1904; Jessie Eleanor Doris, 
! born 25th April 1907 ; Kathleen Agnes, 
born 1st March 1910. 


[In 1702 part of this parish was annexed 
to Canonbie. The remaining part, with 
the church, was then united to Wauchope. 
It came to be called Half-Morton. The 
church was rebuilt about 1703. Services 
were conducted in it by the ministers of 
Langholm until 1825. On 6th March 1839 
the parish of Half-Morton was again dis 
joined from Langholm and Wauchope.] 


Biggar, 27th Jan. 1805, son of William 

C., merchant ; educated at Biggar 

Parish School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

licen. by Pres. of Biggar in 1832 ; assistant 

at Old Greyfriars, Edinburgh ; ord. 5th 

Sept. 1839. Joined the Free Church ; min. 

of Maxwelltown Free Church 1844-53 ; min. 



of Chalmers Church, Quebec, 1853-74 ; Pro 
fessor of Church History, Morin College, 
Quebec, 1880 ; D.D. (Montreal 1889) ; died 
15th March 1893. He marr. (1) 1st Dec. 
183G, Jane Brown, who had issue Eliza 
beth Glover ; Bethia Barbara (marr. James 
Moody, farmer, Canada) ; a son, died in 
infancy : (2) 15th March 1870, Amelia Tor- 
ranee or Gibb, who died 15th March 1893. 
Publication Asleep in Jesus, or Words of 
Consolation to Bereaved Persons (London, 

WILLIAM BURNET, born Irongray, 
1843 23rd Oct. 1808, son of William B., 
schoolmaster, and Grace Shennan ; 
educated at Kirkmichael School and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dumfries 
6th Dec. 1838 ; sometime teacher in Dum 
fries Academy ; called 3rd July, and ord. 
31st Aug. 1843 ; died 27th Nov. 1887. 
He marr. 20th Nov. 1849, Sarah (died 27th 
Dec. 1888), only surviving daugh. of George 
AVaugh, Atchison ; s Park, and had issue 
George, tea-planter, Ceylon, born 22nd Oct. 
1850, died there, 19th Oct. 1890; Grace, 
born llth Aug. 1852 (marr. 17th June 
1885, Watson Shennan, of Puketoi, New 
Zealand); Mary, born 21st Feb. 1854 
(marr. 12th Nov. 1891, William Vickers 
Dixon, Inspector of Technical Schools, 
Ireland); Sarah Isabella, born 17th Aug. 
1856 (marr. 16th June 1880, William Archi 
bald Hepburn, Manchester). 

THOMAS SCOTT, born Clay Gate, 
18g3 Canonbie, 28th Nov. 1842, son of 
James S. and Margaret Little; edu 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Langholm 7th May 1867 ; assist 
ant at Keir and Newington, Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Ngaruawahia, Presb. of Auckland, 
N.Z., 9th Dec. 1874 ; adm. to Linktown 
Chapel (now Raith), Kirkcaldy, 24th July 
1878; trans, and adm. 17th May 1888; 
died at Clay Gate, 26th April 1902. He 
marr. 7th Jan. 1875, Marion Scott (born 
8th Feb. 1843, died 14th April 1895), and 
had issue James Douglas, born 4th April 
1876, died in South Africa, llth March 
1909 ; John Harold, born 6th Dec. 1877, 

died 18th Dec. 1878 ; Margaret Kathleen, 
born 26th Jan. 1880, died 19th Jan. 1907. 


born Greenlaw, 15th March 18G4, 
son of John W., schoolmaster, and 
Mary Ann Conacher ; educated at Madras 
College and Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews in 1892 ; assistant 
at Abbey Parish, Edinburgh; ord. 2nd Sept. 
1902. Marr. 29th Dec. 1898, Catherine, 
daugh. of Robert Brown, and has issue 
John, born 14th Aug. 1899 ; Catherine, 
born 24th July 1903 ; Mary Ann, born 
28th July 1907 ; Ethel Isabella (twin), born 
28th July 1907 ; Robert Alexander, born 
25th April 1909. 


[The church of Staplegorton belonged to 
the Abbey of Kelso. In 1 702 Staplegorton 
and Wauchope were united, and a portion 
of the adjoining parish of Morton was 
included in the union. At that time the 
parish church was removed from Staple 
gorton to Langholm. At Langholm is St 
David s Well.] 

1612 kurgh, 28th July 1599) ; adm. to 
Dunscore in 1605 ; dep. before 22nd 
June 1609 ; pres. by James VI. 4th April 
1612; died in 1657, aged about 78. [Reg. 
Assiy. ; Macfarlane s (feog. Coll., i., 392.] 

ROBERT LAW, descended from the 
family of Lawsbridge, Ayrshire ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1646) ; assistant to 
preceding min. ; ord. in 1657 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament llth June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; was min. 
again in 1688. 

MATTHEW REID, M.A. ; adm. in 
1664 1664 ; trans, to Hoddam in 1666. 

ROBERT ALLAN, son of Thomas A., 

min. of Wauchope ; M.A. (Edinburgh 

1665); min. in 1673; deprived by 

Act of Parliament 25th April 1690; died 

in 1720, aged about 75. He marr., and 




had issue Elizabeth, born 8th Dec. 1681 ; 
a son ; a daugh. ; Robert, born 24th Oct. 
1687; Walter, born 18th Nov. 1689 ; Mar 
garet, born 13th March 1694; William, 
born 23rd April 1696. [Macfarlane Geog. 
Coll., i., 392.] 

ROBERT LAW, before mentioned; 
leas returned in 1688, and was restored 
by Act of Parliament 25th April 
1690; died 8th April 1702, aged 71. He 
marr. 22nd Sept. 1657, Marion Meiklejohn 
of Temple, who died 9th Jan. 1694, and 
had issue Robert, M.D. ; Elizabeth (marr. 
Sir John Haliburton, knight). [Macfarlam 
Geog. Coll., i., 392 ; Dumfries Presb. and 
Humble Sess. Regs. ; Tombst. ; Reg. Gen. 
Ass., 1690, 1692.] 

DAVID GRAHAM, called 12th Dec. 

1706 1>705 lcl< 26t k ^ arc ^ l706 > trans - 
to Kirkmahoe 14th June 1716. 

1717 M.A. (Edinburgh, 29th April 1701); 
licen. by five mins. in London 27th 
July 1704 ; sometime assistant to Isaac 
Watts, D.D., min. of Pinner s Hall Chapel, 
London ; resided for a time at Kirkcaldy, 
and had a testimonial from the Presb. 
there ; pres. by George I. 18th June 1716. 
On an almost unanimous petition the 
Presb. proceeded with a call 15th Nov. 
1716; ord. 9th May 1717; dem. 1st Dec. 
1746; died 17th July. 1757. He marr. (1) 
18th Oct. 1719, Mary, daugh. of Robert 
Lidderdale, Professor of Philosophy in the 
Univ. of Edinburgh : (2) 5th Nov. 1726, 
Julia, daugh. of Thomas Henderson, in 
Dundas, Dalmeny, and had issue Thomas ; 
Patrick ; William, poet, translator of the 
Lusiad of Camoens, born 28th Sept. 1735, 
died 28th Oct. 1788 ; George, born 31st 
Aug. 1738 ; Jean, born 29th May 1739 ; 
Charles, born 10th May 1740 ; Margaret, 
born 14th Dec. 1742. \_Macfarlane Geog. 
Coll., i., 392 ; Dalmeny Sess. Reg. ; Scots 
Mag., 1L] 

JOHN DICKIE, educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
27th Sept. 1733 : ord. to Dunscore 
28th April 1737 ; called 17th Sept. 1747 ; 

adm. 21st Jan. 1748; dem. 12th Oct. 1790; 
died unmarr. 9th Feb. 1800, aged 91. 
[Carlyle s Autob.] 

THOMAS MARTIN, M.A. ; licen. by 
I7gi Presb. of Peebles 19th Aug. 1789 ; 
ord. to Castleton 16th March 1791; 
pres. by George III. 23rd March ; trans, and 
adm. llth Aug. 1791; died at Edinburgh 
while attending the General Assembly, 29th 
May 1812, aged 58. During a discussion 
on Psalmody, he waggishly observed that 
the members oi the musical Presbytery 
should not be omitted, viz. : Singers of 
Fa-la, Sangster of Hum-bie, Pyper of Pen- 
caitland, and Lo-ri-mer of Had-din-ton 
(Had-ane-tune). Publication Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair s Stat. Ace., xiii., xxi.). 


eldest son of George S., min. of 
Abbotshall ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. there 1st 
May 1799; ord. to Roberton 25th Nov. 
1801 ; pres. by Charles William, Duke of 
Buccleuch and Queensberry, 17th July, 
and adm. 6th Nov. 1812. The chapel at 
Half - Morton getting into disrepair, the 
Presb., 9th March 1825, dispensed with 
services there. This led to the restora 
tion of that parish in 1839. He died 17th 
June 1856. He marr. 25th March 1813, 
Eliza (died 28th March 1856), youngest 
daugh. of Henry Scott, Deloraine, Ettrick, 
and had issue Agnes Scott, born 2nd 
Jan. 1814, died 21st May 1876; George, 
born 7th Jan. 1816 ; Margaret, born 10th 
Dec. 1817, died 9th Feb. 1897; Elizabeth, 
born 25th July 1819 ; Jane, born 7th May 
1822, died 15th Dec. 1913; Henry Scott, 
born 10th July 1823, died about 1908 ; 
William, born 23rd April 1826, died 1st 
April 1830 ; William Robert, born 24th 
June 1830, died in London, 21st May 
1859. Publications Four single Sermons 
(Hawick, 1803, 1810, 1814; Carlisle, 1835); 
The Antiquity and Importance of a Volun 
tary Poor Fund (Hawick, 1823); Sermons, 
Doctrinal and Practical (Edinburgh, 1859) ; 
Sermon XIV. (Gillan s Scott. Pulpit). (W. 
S. Crockett s The Scott Originals, p. 303 ; 
Blackioood s ^faganne, Nov. 1886.] 


lg _. Old Cumnock, 31st Oct. 1824, son 
of John M. ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; B.A. (1846) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 6th Feb. 1850 ; assistant to pre 
ceding min. : pres. by Queen Victoria 15th 
Aug. 1853 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
6th July 1854 ; died 26th Dec. 1878. He 
niarr. (1) 4th July 1855, Janet Hunter 
(died ^>.), daugh. of John Hall, Cambus- 
lang : (2) 29th April 1868, Margaret Reid, 
daugh. of William Howatson of Crouberry, 
and had issue George William Howatson, 
born 27th March 1869, died 27th Feb. 1872; 
Jane Samson, born 13th June 1872 (niarr. 
18th Oct. 1894, Robert Dick Rainie, C.A. 
Mrs Macturk marr. (2) 27th March 1883, 
Andrew Paterson, C.A., and died July 

1879 g e H cu > ^ ew Monkland, llth Dec. 
1843, son of John B. and Gowans 
Donaldson ; educated at Clarkston and 
Gartness schools, New Monkland, and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 12th June 1872 ; assistant at St 
Cuthbert s and St Stephen s, Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Rathven llth Feb. 1875 ; trans. 
and adm. 5th June 1879. Marr. llth 
June 1885, Marion, third daugh. of John 
Vassie, Crofton Hill, Lanark, and has issue 
Mary Murray Vassie, missionary of the 
Church of Scotland at Kurseong, India, 
born 7th Feb. 1886 ; Marion Gowans, born 
7th Aug. 1887 ; John Vassie, born 13th 
March 1890; James, born 9th Dec. 1892; 
Dorothy Donaldson, born 8th Oct. 1899. 


[The church of Wauchope belonged to 
the Priory of Canonbie. Wauchope was 
joined to Canonbie by Act of Parliament 
before 1st Sept. 1609. Having been dis 
joined again, it was united to Staple- 
gorton in 1702.] 

JAMES MOWBRAY, son of Robert M., 

portioner of Dalmeny ; M.A. (Edin 

burgh, 31st July 1613); adm. to 

Carmunnock 27th Nov. 1622 ; removed by 

the Archbishop in 1633 : pres. by Charles I. 
7th Jan. 1635 ; died before 1642, aged 
about 49. He marr. 1623, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of Gavin Hamilton, Bishop of 
Galloway. [Jfc<j. Sec. Siy. ; Matfarlane 
Geog. Coll., i., 392 : Rc<j. of * Deeds, 
ccclxx., 9.] 

THOMAS ALLAN, younger brother and 
1644 ^ e i r ^ ^ r il i am A., burgess of Mussel- 
burgh ; M.A. (St Andrews 1635); 
adm. in 1644 : died in 1084, aged about 
69. He marr. Margaret Drysdale, who 
survived him, and had issue Robert, min. 
of Staplegorton ; Thomas, apprenticed to 
John Jossie, surgeon apothecary, Edin 
burgh, 18th July 1666 ; Elizabeth. [Edin. 
8as. Re<j., xxxiii., 338 ; Guild Rey. ; Dwn- 
frie* Tests. ; Macfarlane Geog. Coll., i., 
392 ; Pollock Papers, i.] 


SIMON WYLD, adm. to Hilton in 1683 ; 
trans, and adm. about 1685 ; went to 
Ireland in 1688. He died abroad 

before 17th June 1715. [Macfarlane Gco<j. 

Coll., i., 392.] 

JOHN LAURIE, adm. 10th Sept. 1691 ; 
1691 trans, to Eskdalemuir 8th July 1703. 


[Begun as a Home Mission Station, 14th 
Nov. 1865 : disjoined from Castleton and 
erected into a parish quoad sacra by the 
Court of Teinds, 1st July 1910. A church, 
built by Walter Francis, Duke of Buc- 
cleuch, was opened in 1875.] 

[The following served as Licentiates : 

JAMES PATTERSON, M.A., B.D., 1866-70 
(afterwards of Ancrum). 

WILLIAM SMITH, M.A., 1870-7 (after 
wards of Dunsyre). 

THOMAS GORDON, M.A., B.D., 1877-86 
(afterwards of Edgerston). 

(afterwards of Ythan Wells). 

DAVID NESS, M.A., 1889-92 (afterwards 
of Whiteinch). 

ROBERT GALBRAITH, Feb. - May 1892 
(afterwards of Fordoun). 



1892-1902 (afterwards of Eskdale- 

JOSEPH WILLIAM M LEAN, 1902-3, died 
16th May 1903, aged 52, at Saugh- 
tree, and is buried there. 

retired to Edinburgh.] 

gow, 4th April 1873, elder son of 
David B., shipbuilder and engineer, 
and Helen, daugh. of William Napier, 
coalmaster, Billhead, Glasgow : educated 
at Glasgow Academy, Technical College, 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1905) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1908 ; assistant 
at St Andrew s Parish, Glasgow, 1908-10: 
ord. 5th Oct. 1910. 


[The church belonged to the Abbey of 
Melrose. At Boykin, in the parish, Adam 
of Glendonyng founded in 1391 a chapel of 
St Martin.] 


bur s h > 29th Jul y 15 Q 8 ); min - of 

Minto in 1607 ; suspended 19th Oct. 
1607, for absenting himself from two meet 
ings of Synod ; dep. 21st Dec. 1608 ; reponed 
1st Oct., and adm. to this charge after 
22nd Oct. 1611 ; died in 1622. He had 
issue John. [Melrose Presb. Reg. ; Keg. 
Assig. ; Reg. of Deeds, cccclxxx., 46.] 


JOHN FORKE, min. of Kirkbride in 
1615 ; pres. by James VI. 8th Feb. 


GEORGE JOHNSTON, min. in 1625 ; 
1625 trans, to West Linton in 1634. 

JOHN HAMILTON, M.A. ; min. of 

West Linton in 1622 ; pres. by 

Charles I. 15th Nov. 1634; was 

still min. in 1657. He marr. and had 

issue Barbara (marr. Robert, son of 

Andrew Cunningham of Snaid). \_Rcg. tiec. 

Sig. ; Stevenson s Hist. ; Dumfries Sas., 
vii., 35.] 

JAMES PRINGLE of Burnfoot ; M.A. 
1658 (Edinburgh, 15th July 1650); min. 
about 1658 ; deprived by Act of 
Parliament llth June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; was min. 
again in 1679. 

of Moffat : trans, to Lochmaben after 

JLboo , , _ 

7th May 1667. 

WALTER DALGLEISH, son of Robert 
D. in Fallsheugh ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
19th July 1661): adm. to Girthon 
between 17th May and 31st Oct. 1665; 
trans, to Tongland in 1666 ; trans, and 
adm. 29th April 1668 ; deprived under the 
Test Act in 1682. He died at Enzieholm, 
Feb. 1688, aged 47. He marr. Oct. 1673, 
Margaret, daugh. of John Muir, in Anniston, 
Symington, Lanarkshire, and had issue 
James ; Robert ; John ; Walter ; Isobel ; 
Grisell. [Dumfries Tests. ; MS. Ace. of the 

JAMES PRINGLE, M.A., above noticed ; 
on a petition from the heritors and 
parishioners, was granted an indul 
gence by the Privy Council 18th Dec. 1679 ; 
probably deprived for refusing the Test in 
1681 ; died 24th Dec. 1686, aged 59. 
[Wodrow s Hist., in., 156 ; Tombst.] 

JOHN BROWN, M.A. (Glasgow 1648) ; 

probably preacher at Leadhills ; adm. 

to Tinwald 18th March 1656 ; trans. 
to Linton in Teviotdale in 1664 ; trans, and 
adm. after 6th Aug. 1683 ; died Jan. 1688, 
aged about 60. He marr. Anna Mownow, 
and had issue David, apprentice to a 
coppersmith in Edinburgh ; Alexander, to 
whom he left his " whole books " ; Mary 
(marr. George Brown, min. of Dryfesdale) ; 
Rosina ; Jean ; Isobel (marr. 29th Oct. 1678, 
William Hamilton, min. of Whitekirk). 
[Kelso Presb. ; Dumfries Tests.] 

JOHN MEIN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 10th 

1Q93 Aug. 1692) ; licen. by Presb. of Kelso 

16th Feb., and adm. prior to 10th 

Oct. 1693; died 1st May 1720, aged <J8. 



He marr. Alison Mason, and had issue- 
Sophia (marr. George Young, min. of 
Hutton and Corrie) ; Agnes, born 1690, 
died 14th Dec. 1(594 ; Alison, born 1697, 
died 25th April 1700. [Tomlst.} 

DAVID BALMAIN, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1722 4th May 1709); licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 31st July 1718 ; called Aug. 
1721; ord. 10th Jan. 1722; died loth July 
1707, aged 75. He marr. 5th April 1722, 
Janet (died 5th May 1763, aged 70), daugh. 
of Robert Xorvell, writer, Carluke, and had 
issue James, commissioner of the Board of 
Excise, born 15th Aug. 1729; Elizabeth, 
died 1st Feb. 1782; Grizel ; Barbara, born 
26th Oct. 1733 (marr. Adam Pearson, 
secretary of Excise for Scotland). \Edi-n. 
Tests. ; Tombst.] 

JOHN SCOTLAND, trans, from Esk- 

1768 dal^ 11111 * 1 j pi es. by Henry, Duke of 

Buccleuch, 2nd Dec. 1767; adm. 16th 

June 1768; trans, to Linlithgow 17th Dec. 


WILLIAM LITTLE, ord. 23rd Sept. 
I77g 1779; died 13th Nov. 1820, aged 
74. He marr. (1) 7th Jan. 1791, 
Margaret Irving, who died 5th May 1802, 
and had issue Elizabeth, born 10th March 
1802 : (2) 25th Sept. 1807, Isabella Borth- 
wick, who died 9th May 1855, and had 
issue John, born 31st December 1809 ; 
Christian, born 21st June 1813. Pub 
lications A Sermon 2ireaclied in the Church 
of }} r esterkirk, 5th Dec. 1805, a Day ap 
pointed/or National Thanksg-iwng (Hawick, 
1806 ; 2nd ed. that year) ; Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair s titat. Ace., xi.). 


JAMES GREEN, born Applegarth 1778, 

1820 son ^ J^ n G- } educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
6th May 1807 ; tutor in the family of Sir 
Charles Granville Stuart-Menteth of Close- 
burn, Bart. ; pres. by trustees of Walter 
Francis, Duke of Buccleuch ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 2nd June 1820 ; died 24th 
Dec. 1841. He marr. 20th June 1820, 
Melville (died s./>. 17th May 1849), eldest 
daugh. of William Thomson, writer, Dum 
fries. Publication Account of the Parish 
(JW?/ 1 Xtat. Art-., \v.). 

ord. 14th July 1842 ; trans, to Glen- 
cairn 18th Jan. 1855. 

ALEXANDER YOUNG, born Crieff, 

4th Dec. 1826, son of Robert Y. and 

Mary Moftat ; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh : B.A. (1849) ; licen. by Presb. 

of Edinburgh 5th Aug. 1852; assistant at 

St George s, Edinburgh ; pres. 28th Feb., 

and ord. llth May 1855 ; clerk of Presb. : 

died unmarr. 30th Nov. 1909. 

JOHN GILLIES, born Gateside, Beith, 
Ayrshire, 4th Oct. 1878, son of 
William G. and Margaret King ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1899) ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine May 
1902 ; assistant at Maxwell Parish, Glas 
gow ; ord. to Whiting Bay 23rd April 
1908; trans, and adm. 10th June 1910. 
Marr. 5th Aug. 1908, Agnes, daugh. of 
John Marshall, and has issue Helena 
Margaret Marshall, born 1st Oct. 1909; 
Agnes Grace Thomson, born 30th April 
1911 ; William John Marshall, born 7th 
I Nov. 1915. 


[The erection of this Presbytery was proposed in the General Assembly of 1581. 
The new Court, when erected, was entitled the Presbytery of Middlebie, and under 
this name it appears in 1G38. It was mainly out of this Presbytery that in 1743 
the General Assembly founded the new Presbytery of Langholm. The meeting- 
place of this Court was then changed from Middlebie to Annan, and its name was 
altered accordingly. At the same time the parishes of Cummertrees and Ruthwell 
were taken from the Presbytery of Lochmaben and added to this jurisdiction. 

The Register begins 12th April 1699. The second volume was left in possession of 
the Presbytery of Langholm by special agreement. There are blanks in the Records 
of Middlebie from 1st Nov. 1721 to 26th June 1723, and in those of Annan from 
f>th May 1762 to 18th Nov. 1778; the attestation of the Synod, 19th April 1803, 
states that from 6th Oct. 1784 to 21st Oct. 1800 there are many sederunts in different 
months, amounting to seven years, totally wanting, and six months sederunts at 
different months recorded in part only. These later Records were made up from 
scattered minutes, etc., by the /eal and diligence of the Rev. Dr Duncan, Ruthwell. The 
Separate Register of this Presbytery, commencing in 1744, has been missing since 1841.] 


[Near the town of Annan, and in the 
parish, were two hospitals, named How 
Spital and Spital Ridding. There was a 
fair at Annan on Ascension Day.] 

1578 reader, 1578 to 1579. 

DAVID MILLER, reader in 1585 ; pros. 
1585 by James VI. 1st July 1597. 


JAMES FRENCH, M.A. (St Andrews 
1595) ; schoolmaster of the Canon- 
gate, Edinburgh, 30th Aug. 1600 ; 
pres. by James VI. 12th July 1605, when 
he is styled "minister thir mony yeir by- 


SIMON JOHNSTON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
30th July 1601) ; min. in 1607 ; was 
one of those who signed the Protesta 
tion on behalf of the Liberties of the Kirk, 
27th June 1617. He was a member of 
Assembly in 1638; died after 8th March 

1652, and before 8th Dec. 1656. He marr., 
and had issue Enoch, messenger-at-arms, 
1635; Hester; Elizabeth. [AVr/. Assiy. ; 
Calderwood s and Stevenson s Jfists. ; 
Hooke of the Kirk ; Duiiijrii * / /rs/,. AV/. ; 
Neivtyle Mess. Key. ; Dumfries Tests. ; G. R. 
Ifornings, 30th March 1676.] 

WILLIAM BAILL1E, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1660 July 1654); adm. before 1660; 

deprived by Act of Parliament llth 

June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 

Oct. 1662. [Wodrow s ///*., i., 326.] 

PATRICK INGLIS, adm. in 1664 ; trans. 
1664 to Sanquhar before 12th Feb. 1686. 

JAMES KINNEAR, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1679) ; adm. in 1687 ; deserted his 
charge in 1692 ; went to England ; 
was curate at Holme-Cultram, and at 
Sebergham, Carlisle, in 1699, where he 
died in 1733, aged about 74. [J/.V. Ace. 
of J/m., 1689 ; llutchinson s Cumberlaiul, 






HUBERT COLVILLE, M.A. ; ord. before 
15th Dec. 1696; trans, to Yetholm 

26th Oct. 1699. 

THOMAS HOWIE, called 30th Aug. 
17Q3 1702; ord. 24th Feb. 1703; died 
23rd May 1753, aged 75. He marr. 
Elizabeth Davidson, who died 23rd Sept, 
1751, aged 80, and had issue Elizabeth 
(marr. John Johnston of Gutterbraes, 
Annan). [Tombst. ; Boston s Mem.; Wod- 
row s Corresp. ; Oliphant s Life of Edward 

the miners at Leadhills ; called 24th 
Jan., and ord. 13th June 1754 ; died 
12th Dec. 1784, aged 70. He marr. 17th 
April 1760, Ann Hardie, who died 8th 
June 1821, aged 86, and had issue 
William Hardie, his successor ; David, 
died at Hawick, 25th Nov. 1834 ; Marion, 
died at Hawick, 17th April 1862, aged 94. 
[Trans. Haivick Archceol. Soc., 1915, 
p. 23.] 


1783 k rn 1761 son f preceding; pres. 
by the trustees of George, Marquess 
of Annandale, llth March, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 5th June 1783 ; 
died 8th Nov. 1824. He marr. (1) 10th 
May 1785, Jean (died 5th Sept. 1806, aged 
47), daugh. of Robert Laidlaw, farmer, Fal- 
nash, and had issue Helen (marr. 20th 
Sept. 1813, Walter Beatty of Becks); 
Mary (marr. Robert Shaw, min. of Ewes : 
(2) 1st June 1808, Agnes (died 19th March 
1842), daugh. of James Gibson, surgeon, 

JAMES MONILAWS, born 1787, son of 
Alexander M., min. of Kirkpatrick- 
Fleming ; educated at Univ. of Edin 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Annan 6th Sept. 
1810; ord. to Bathgate llth Jan. 1821; 
pres. by trustees of James, Earl of Hope- 
toun ; trans, and adm. 2nd June 1825 ; died 
5th April 1871. He marr. 29th Nov. 1825, 
Isabella Luke (died 2nd Oct. 1871, aged 
69), eldest daugh. of John Smellie of 
Torbanehill, Bathgate, and had issue- 
Alexander George, W.S., born 3rd April 

1828, died 15th Feb. 1858; James John, 
min. of Middlebie ; Grace Elizabeth, born 
14th Sept, 1831, died 30th March 1833; 
John, born 16th June 1834, died 9th Jan. 
1836; John, born 19th Sept. 1837, died 
25th March 1849. 

1871 born Longforgan, Perthshire, 29th 
Dec. 1840, son of Peter C., school 
master, and Jane Graham ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1864); licen. 
by Presb. of Dundee in 1864 ; assistant at 
Annan; ord. 21st Sept. 1871; D.D. (St 
Andrews) ; died unmarr., 7th Aug. 1909. 
He was a distinguished classical and 
Oriental scholar. Publications Translated 
The Compendious Si/riac Grammar, by 
Theodor Noldeke [Prof, of Oriental 
Languages in the Univ. of Strasburg] 
(London 1904) ; The Ethiopic Grammar, 
by August Dillmann (London, 1907). 

NEIL M CAIG, born Glasgow, 31st 
igog May 1883, son of Archibald M. 
and Jessie Macdonald ; educated at 
Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(Glasgow 1905), B.D. (Edinburgh 1908); 
licen. by Presb. of Dumbarton 5th May 
1908 ; assistant at St Matthew s Parish, 
Edinburgh ; ord. 10th Dec. 1909. Marr. 9th 
Aug. 1910, Ruby, daugh. of Robert Mac- 
kay, and Johan Mackay, and has issue 
Sheila, born 18th May 1916. 


[The church was built in 1835, mainly by 
Mrs Dirom of Mount Annan. In 1836 it 
was constituted a chapel with a separate 
district. On 26th Jan. 1853 the parish of 
Brydekirk was disjoined from Annan and 
Hoddam. The name is taken from an 
ancient chapel of St Bride here.] 

HUGH M BRYDE BROUN, born 1806, 

fourth son of Sir James B., Bart., of 

CoLstoun, and Marion Henderson ; 

licen. by Presb. of Lochmaben 6th Aug. 

1833; ord. 17th Aug. 1836. Joined Free 

Church, and became min. of Lochmaben 

Free Church in 1843 ; died at Annan, 30th 


Sept. 1866. He marr. in 1854, Elizabeth 
(died 1889), daugh. of Alexander Carruthers 
of Warmanbie, and liad issue Alexander 
Carruthers M Bryde, W.S., born 5th June 
1856, died 17th Feb. 1892 ; Marion Jane. 

[From 1843 to 1853, ordinances were 
supplied by unordained missionary assist 

1853 Bridge of Allan, 26th Aug. 1820, son 
of John G. and Agnes Gairdner ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. first 
min. of Brydekirk 20th April 1853 : res. 
1st Dec. 1886 : died at Granton Lodge, 
AVardie, 30th Nov. 1891. He marr. 14th 
Feb. 1865, Katharine (died 21st April 1900), 
daugh. of Alexander Spence, and had issue 
Norman John Neil, rector of St Peter s 
Episcopal Church, Galashiels, born 31st 
May 1869. 

1887 MACVEAN, born 2nd Feb. 1858, 
son of Colin Archibald M., min. of 
Killin : educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1880) ; licen. by Presb. of AVeem 3rd 
June 1880 ; assistant at Irvine 1880-7 ; 
ord. 12th May 1887. Marr. 29th April 
1891, Jane Pollok, fourth daugh. of Gilbert 
Heron, merchant, Glasgow. 


[These parishes were united by Act of 
Parliament, 24th June 1609. On 21st May 
1743 the united parishes were disjoined by 
the General Assembly from the Presbytery 
of Lochmaben, and included in the new 
Presbytery of Annan then erected. There 
was an ancient hospital at Trailtrow.] 

JAMES CAMPBELL, reader at Trail- 
1576 trow, 1576 to 1585. 

JOHN TAIL YOUR, parson before 15th 
.. July 1584. [Reg. of Deeds, xxii., 


JOHN CARLYLE, son of Alexander 
1599 ^ * n Keitho ; pres. by James VI. 
20th May 1599. 

1615 NIE], MA. (Glasgow 1603); min. 
of Ruthwell 1608 ; trans, and 
adm. about 1615: died April 1623. He 
marr. Isabel Balmanno, and had issue 
John; Margaret; Elizabeth. [Dumfries 


1636 162 ) > adm- be f rc 163G > de P- June 

1650. He marr., and had issue 
Andrew, student at Edinburgh Univ. in 
1657. [Commiss. to Gen. Ass., 1638 ; Ediii, 
Counc. Reg. ; Mouswald Sess. Reg. ] 

ROBERT RAMSAY, min. in 1653. His 
1653 ministry ceased in 1660. but an Act 
of Parliament, 5th July 1661, allowed 
him the stipend for the crop of that year, 
" provyded he make cleir compt and reckon 
ing with the gentlemen and heritors of the 
paroche for his intromission with the manse 
money " ; adm. to Tynron 13th Oct. 1664. 
[Acts of Parl., vii.] 

GEORGE HUNTER, entered in June 
1661 1G61 > but na d served the cure from 
Martinmas 1660. [Priy Council 

JOHN TURING, min. about 1689; 
1689 d eser ted his charge at the Revolu 
tion, and went to Insch, Aberdeen- 
shire, 1692. [M>S. Ace. of Min., 1689.] 

1696 burgh, llth July 1687); licen. by 
Presb. of Chirnside 1696; ord. be 
fore 13th Oct. 1696 ; dem. in 1700. Having 
enlisted as a private in a dragoon regi 
ment, he was dep. by Presb. of Dumfries. 
He was accused at Linlithgow, 1718-19, 
of marrying persons irregularly. He died 
9th April 1719. [Dumfries Fresh, and 
Linlitkgow tiess. Regs. ; Edin. Reg. JJur.] 

1708 kurgh, 6th March 1700) ; ord. before 
Oct. 1708 ; dep. for immorality be 
fore 15th May 1712. [Gen. Ass., 1712.] 


ROBERT JARDINE, ord. 3rd Dec. 
1713 ; trans, to Glencairn 5th Nov. 



WILLIAM CARLYLE, MA. ; ord. 28th 
1720 April 1720 ; trans, to Prestonpans 
26th Nov. 1724. 

JAMES MUIRHEAD, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1725 29th April 1701 ; ord. in 1725 ; died 
16th Sept, 1727, aged 47. He marr. 
Janet Paterson, who died 17th Dec. 1770, 
and had issue John, died before March 
1736. [Tombst. ; Dumfries Tests.] 

\YALTER COOK, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1?28 21st April 1709); licen. by Presb. of 
Penpont 3rd Jan. 1722; ord. 17th 
Sept, 1728 ; died 21st April 1759, aged 76. 
He marr. Susan Gibson, who died 5th June 
1787. [Dumfries Tests. ; Tombs